Frederic Edwin Church art links 


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Frederic Edwin Church: El Rio De Luz (The River of Light), 1877
Source: Artcyclopedia; photograph by Michael Weinberg


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Frederic Edwin Church

[American Hudson River School Painter, 1826-1900]

• Relationships: Not to be confused with the painter and illustrator Frederick Stuart Church.
Studied under Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Landscapes.
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    Frederic Edwin Church Works Online    
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Original works by Frederic Edwin Church available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFrederic Edwin Church at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Cotopaxi, 1855

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, 1870 (Zoom)

Notable SiteOlana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York
Former home of Frederic Edwin Church, now a museum

Notable SiteFrederic Edwin Church at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Albany Institute of History and Art, New York
Morning, Looking East Over the Hudson Valley from the Catskill Mountains

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
New England Landscape

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
8 works

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
The Falls of Tequendama, Near Bogota, New Granada

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
View from Olana in the Snow

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City
3 works from the exhibition Tourism and the American Landscape

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Niagara, 1857
Tamaca Palms, 1854

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
South American Landscape, 1856

Five College Museums Collections Database, Massachusetts

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont
Otter Creek, Middlebury, Vermont

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Scene Among the Andes, 1854

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
West Rock, New Haven, 1849

New-York Historical Society
Cayambe, 1858

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The Andes of Ecuador, 1855

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York
Ruins at Baalbek, 1868

Seattle Art Museum

Frederic Edwin Church at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
From "Getting the Picture: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art"

Tacoma Art Museum, Washington

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
Our Banner in the Sky, 1861
The Iceberg, ca.1875

The Huntington Library, California

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
Twilight, "Short Arbiter 'Twixt Day and Night", 1850

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
Arch of Titus, 1871

The Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee
The Wreck, 1852
(Note: Images are generally larger than displayed on the museum's web page. Here is a link to the jpg image.)

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Virtual Museum of Canada
Aurora Borealis, 1865

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
Coast Scene, Mount Desert (Sunrise off the Maine Coast)

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteFrederic Edwin Church at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteFrederic Edwin Church at The Artchive  

Notable SiteFrederic Edwin Church at The Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Church

Notable SiteFrederic Edwin Church in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Frederic Edwin Church at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

Additional Image Search Tools:
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Bing Images: "Frederic Edwin Church"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
The Art and Architectural Trust, UK
A detailed analysis of Church's 1857 painting, Rocky Forest Pool

University of Virginia Digital Collections
Twilight in the Wilderness, 1860

Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Frederic Edwin Church  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Moses Viewing the Promise Land, 1846

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"The Worlds of Frederic Edwin Church"

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Aurora Borealis, 1865

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
4 paintings online

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Frederic Edwin Church in Jamaica" (2010)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Scene on Catskill Creek, 1847

Resource Library Magazine
The Icebergs, 1861

The Art Newspaper
(Tip: Click "Zoom navigable", not the thumbnail, to get the largest image size)
"Lost" Church painting is found - Evening on the Sea, 1877

The Magazine Antiques
The 4th image in the slideshow is Church's Winter Twilight from Olana, 1871-72

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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