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  • Cotopaxi

    Posted by Jonathan on July 5th, 2012 (All posts by )

    Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church, 1862

    Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church, 1862

     
    (Via Rachel and Wikipedia.)
     

     

    8 Responses to “Cotopaxi”

    1. Lexington Green Says:

      Terrific picture.

    2. PenGun Says:

      My new desktop:

      http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=20361

    3. PenGun Says:

      It is 85″ x 48″ and it’s in Detroit. Worth a trip just to stand in front of it.

    4. Lexington Green Says:

      PenGun, have you seen it in person?

      This painter is terrific, and I had not hears of him until this post.

    5. Jonathan Says:

      I wasn’t familiar with the painting until I saw it in this post by a blogger who left an unrelated comment here a few days ago.

    6. PenGun Says:

      No I have not been there. It is a wonderful picture and when I found out it’s size I just wanted to go and look at it.

      My Lincoln Mark VIII is under construction but next year I might do some luxury touring with it. It’s along way from BC but there is Tech Reports BBQ next August I would like to attend. I won’t make it this year.

    7. Ginny Says:

      They liked big canvases. People then would (1826-1900).
      Contrast an 1803 map (Louisiana Purchase & Emerson was born) and 1850 (when the states began filling it in); Church must have seen the horizon getting bigger and bigger. An eccentric case ws Banvard, who did a (now lost) half mile painting. But Church, Cole – that whole group had ambition, along with immense talent.
      Quieter Spirits, Bryant’s sonnet to Cole.
      Probably you’ve already seen, he did a lot on South America.

    8. Jonathan Says:

      Thanks, Ginny. It’s all new to me.