View of Amherst from the Pelham Hills. A green field with a thick grove of trees at the left foreground, with a roadway enclosed by a rail fence at the right. At the end of the road, in the middle ground, is a small settlement with several white houses. The college and some of the town can be seen in the background at the top of the hill. On the left is "college row" and "college hall", on the right is Amherst Town Hall and other town buildings. The Berkshire Hills in the far background with a white clouded sky.
Hitchcock’s hand-colored lithograph captures the charm of the scenery nicely in her view taken from the east. She made nine views of the Connecticut River Valley for Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, and Zoology of Massachusetts, written by her husband, Edward Hitchcock, a geology professor and the third president of Amherst College (1845–1854). The prints appeared in two editions, 1833 and 1841.
Georgia Barnhill, 2014
landscapes; towns; rural; trees; autumn; clouds; architecture
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