Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) produced some of the greatest visions of American geography and national identity in the years before the crises of the Civil War. "Niagara", 1857, is compelling for its uncontained surging energy of water and vast alluring horizon.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Reference: inscription on back of stamp
This stamp was one of the "Four Centuries of American Art" commemorative stamps issued on August 27, 1998, in Santa Clara, California. The pane features twenty American paintings. An inscription on the back of each stamp describes the painting and artist.
Scott Catalogue USA: 3236n
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Museum ID: 2000.2021.174