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Winter Sunrise, Monadnock
138.4 x 161.8 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, George A. Hearn Fund, 1917.(17.180.1) @1987 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thayer's views of Mount Monadnock became unmistakably his own interpretation of this grand source of spiritual power towering over the land. Maria Oakey Dewing, an artist and close friend, remarked of this painting, "None but one who had come face to face with nature for long periods of study as Thayer had could have painted that landscape called Monadnock."