View on the Magdalena River (Primary Title)

Frederic Edwin Church, American, 1826 - 1900 (Artist)

1857
American
Oil on canvas
Framed: 35 × 47 × 3 7/8 in. (88.9 × 119.38 × 9.84 cm)
2018.393
J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art; Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund, Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund, and Estate of Hildegarde Graham van Roijen, by exchange
A Wilder Image Bright: Hudson River School Paintings from the Manoogian Collection
Vero Beach Museum of Art, January 31—March 28, 2004

American Paintings from the Manoogian Collection
National Gallery of Art, Washington, June 4—September 4, 1989
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, September 23—November 26, 1989
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 18, 1989—February 25, 1990
Detroit Institute of Arts, March 27—May 27, 1990

Annual Exhibition
National Academy of Design, 1857.
Pablo Navas Sanz de Santamaría, The Journey of Frederic Edwin Church through Colombia and Ecuador April—October 1853 (Bogotá, D.C., Colombia: Villegas Asociados S.A. in association with Universidad de los Andes and Thomas Greg & Sons, 2008), illustrated p. 8, p. 171.

Kevin Sharp. A Wilder Image Bright: Hudson River School Paintings from the Manoogian Collection (Vero Beach, FL: Vero Beach Museum of Art, 2004), illustrated no. 8, pp.62-65.

David B. Dearinger, “Annual Exhibitions and the Birth of American Art Criticism to 1865,” in Rave Reviews, American Art and Its Critics, 1826-1925, ed, David B. Dearinger (New York: National Academy of Design, 2000): illustrated p. 79.

Thomas J. Brown, ed., American Eras: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877 (Detroit: Gale Research, 1997), p. 43.

Franklin Kelly, Frederic Edwin Church (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1989), illustrated p. 163.

American Paintings from the Manoogian Collection (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1989), illustrated pp. 56-57, no. 19.

Mary Bartlett Cowdry, National Academy of Design Exhibition Record, 1826-1860: Volume I, A-L (New York: New-York Historical Society, 1943), p. 81.

Clarence Cook, “The National Academy Exhibition,” New-York Times (June 27, 1857).

“Topics Astir. National Academy of Design,” The Home Journal (June 13, 1857), p. 2.

Catalogue of the Thirty-second Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design (New York: Sackett & Cobb, 1857), no. 522.

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