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South American Landscape

Frederic Edwin Church1854

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Illuminated by a rainbow, a church in lower right foreground stands on a promontory overlooking lush valley which is bordered by slopes of a high plateau. Chimborazo rises at left out of a range which includes another great mountain, possibly Cotopaxi, seen in the central distance. Dark clouds appear in left sky.

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  • Title: South American Landscape
  • Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
  • Date Created: 1854
  • Viewing Notes: Illuminated by a rainbow, a church in lower right foreground stands on a promontory overlooking lush valley which is bordered by slopes of a high plateau. Chimborazo rises at left out of a range which includes another great mountain, possibly Cotopaxi, seen in the central distance. Dark clouds loom in the sky to the left.
  • Physical Dimensions: w431 x h281 cm
  • Paper Support: Paperboard
  • Inscribed: verso: in ink, South America $300/ by Fr E. Church
  • Exhibitions: Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids Art Museum. The American Spirit: Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran. Masterworks from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. October 17, 2003 - January 4, 2004.
  • Dimensions: Sheet: 28.1 x 43.1 cm (11 1/16 x 16 15/16 in.)Mat (Mat): 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.)
  • Bibliography: Katherin Manthorne Washington, Creation & Renewal: View of Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Inst. Press/NMAA, 1985) p. 78, no. 17, repr.Elaine Evans Dee, Frederick E. Church: Under Changing Skies, Arthur Ross Gallery of the U. of Penn., 1992, pp. 15, 44, 54, no. 10, repr.Frederic Edwin Church - Catalogue Raisonne of Works of Art at Olanna State Historic Site. Gerald L. Carr (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994) p. 286.Navas Sanz de Santamaria, Pablo. The Journey of Frederic Edwin Church through Colombia and Ecuador, April-October 1853 (Bogata, Colombia: Villegas Editores in association with Universidad de los Andes and Thomas Greg & Sons, 2008), 96.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Louis P. Church
  • Medium: Brush and oil paint, traces of graphite on thin paperboard

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