Not merely topographic but interpretive and poetic
views of nature
Formal composition and attention to detail
Depictions of harmony in nature
Developing taste for landscape came in part from European models (Claude Lauren) as well as from
an evolving sense of nationalism in literature and art
Sense of history
Note also that James Fenimore Cooper, Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Lydia Maria Child “Chocorua’s Curse” formed the basis for some paintings.