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Schoodic Peninsula from Mount Desert at Sunrise

Frederic Edwin Church1850–55

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Recto: A low wooded promontory protrudes toward the right in the left middle distance. Boulders are shown in the right foreground. Hilly coast in rear. A dark reddened cloud bank stretches across the sky.Verso: pencil scratching.

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  • Title: Schoodic Peninsula from Mount Desert at Sunrise
  • Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
  • Date Created: 1850–55
  • Provenance: Gift of Louis P. Church; Frederic E. Church
  • Physical Dimensions: w349 x h229 cm
  • Paper Support: Paperboard
  • Exhibitions: London, UK - The Tate Britain, "The American Sublime," February 20 - March 19, 2002; traveled to: Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, June 17 - August 25, 2002; Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis Institute of Arts, September 22 - November 17, 2002.Rockland, ME - Farnsworth Art Museum, "Inventing Acadia: Artists and Tourists at Mount Desert," June 18 - October 24, 1999.New York, NY - CHNDM, "Recent Acquisitions/American Drawings," (Design Galleries), October 15, 1991- January 27, 1992. Fort Worth, TX - Ammon Carter Museum, "The Early Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, 1845-1854," March 9 - April 29, 1984.Washington, DC - National Gallery of Art, "American Light: The Luminist Movement," February 10 - June 14, 1980 New York, NY - Graham Gallery, "Frederice Edwin Church," December 17, 1974 - January 11, 1975. Washington, DC - SAAM (formerly National Collection of Fine Arts), " Frederic Edwin Church," February 13 - March 13, 1966; traveled to: Albany, NY- Albany Institute of History of Art, March 30 - April 30, 1966; New York, NY - M. Knoedler and Co., June 1 - June 30, 1963. Washington, DC - S. I. T. E. S., "Sketches by Frederic Edwin Church,"July 16, 1966 - February 4, 1968.Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn Museum, "American Marine Painting," November 19, 1948 - January 16, 1949.
  • Dimensions: 22.7 x 35.5 cm (8 15/16 x 14 in.)Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 cm (15 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.)
  • Bibliography: Wilton, Andrew and Tim Barringer. The American Sublime, Landscape Painting in the United States 1820-1880 (London, UK: Tate Britain, 2002), 168 (illus.46).Belanger, Pamela. Inventing Acadia: Artists and Tourists at Mount Desert. (Rockland, ME: Farnsworth Art Museum, 1999), 60 (illus.)Carr, Gerald L. Frederic Edwin Church, Catalogue Raisonne of Works of Art at Olana State Historic Site (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1994), 17.Kelly, Franklin. Frederic E. Church and the National Landscape. (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988), 39 (illus. pl.36) American Light: The Luminist Movement.(Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1984), 135 (illus.), no. 21Washington, DC - SAAM (formerly National Collection of Fine Arts), " Frederic Edwin Church," February 13 - March 13, 1966; Traveled to: Albany, NY- Albany Institute of History of Art, March 30 - April 30, 1966; New York, NY - M. Knoedler and Co., June 1 - June 30, 1963. no. 18, p. 44
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Louis P. Church
  • Medium: Brush and oil paint on paperboard

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