Dewitt Clinton Boutelle (1820-1884)
- Dewitt Clinton Boutelle (1820-1884)
- View in the White Mountains, Mount Chocorua, 1866
- Oil on heavy paper board
- 5 ½ x 10 inches
- Signed lower right: Boutelle, and dated 1866
Born along the Hudson River in Troy, New York, itinerant painter DeWitt Clinton Boutelle was named after famed New York governor DeWitt Clinton (1769‒1828), who played a vital role in the completion of the Erie Canal. Boutelle was active as a portrait and landscape painter in New York City by1846, when he began exhibiting at the National Academy of Design and the American Art Union to much success. He was elected an associate member at the National Academy in 1851, and continued to exhibit there annually until 1874. The American Art Union purchased seventy-one of his works, more than from any other artist. During his lifetime, Boutelle’s paintings were also featured in exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (where he became a member in 1862), the Boston Athenaeum, the Washington Art Association, and the Brooklyn Art Association.