Gateway of Crawford Notch-White Mountains-N.H. from Selinger's Studio Grove
Gateway of Crawford Notch… was proudly displayed in the Crawford House's main lobby. A perfect painting to acquire as a remembrance of one's Crawford House stay, it pictured the scene from near the studio of Jean Paul Selinger, who, with his wife Emily, succeeded Frank H. Shapleigh in 1894 as the artists-in-residence at the Crawford House. The vista across Saco Lake toward the Elephant's Head and the Gateway of the Notch, with Mount Webster towering in the background, was familiar to every hotel guest and traveler through the Notch. Selinger's carefully chosen perspective and subtle use of autumn color capture a sense of the perfection and tranquility of nature.