From John White Allen Scott’s first sketching trip to North Conway in 1851 until the late 1880s, he hiked throughout New Hampshire, from Mount Monadnock in the south to Dixville Notch in the far north, painting the mountains and valleys. Sketching panoramas during his annual trips, Scott later transformed them into painted landscapes in his studio. His aesthetic sensibility remained firmly rooted in the vision of the Hudson River school. Scott let nature be his guide. Mount Chocorua was one of his favorite subjects. This view, painted from the Albany Intervale looking west, celebrates the grandeur of nature undiminished by the signs of human endeavor.