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Title New England Scenery
Catalog Number GWVS-1.23.24
Description Smith purchased this painting from Clapp and Graham Co. on March 9, 1916. Previously it had been in the collection of David Dow Sr. (since 1859) and had been referred to in the correspondence as "The Heart of the the Andes," although Mr. Clapp admits he may be wrong about the subject. David Huntington has attributed the subject to New England.

Long term loan to DMFA.

Literature:
Adamson, Jeremy, In Detail: Frederic Church and Niagara, Portfolio Magazine, Nov/Dec 1981, p. 53 & 58

American Paintings - Selections from the Amon Carter Museum by Linda Ayres, Jane Myers, Mark Thistlethwaite and Ron Tyler, Oxmoor House, 1986, illustrated.

The Early Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, 1845-1854, by Franklin Kelly and Gerald L. Carr, Amon Carter Museum, 1987, illustrated.

Frederic Church in the Topics, by Franklin Kelly, Arts in Virginia, Volume 27, Numbers 1-3 combined, 1987, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, illustrated page 20 & 21

The Hudson River School: The Landscape Art of Bierstadt, Cole, Church, Durand, Heade and twenty other artists by Louise Minks, Brompton Books, Greenwich, CT, 1989, page 9, illustrated

Frederic Edwin Church by Franklin Kelly, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1989, color illustration page 27, catalogue number 12

1993, The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1993, vol XVII, No. 1 B&Will, text p. 148, 149

1993, The Empire of the Eye: Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825-1875, by Angela Miller, publ. by Cornell University, color plate #6, text pp. 68, 168, 171-172, 176, 179, 188, 189-91, 193-94, 197-200, 207, 229-30

1993, Church's Great Picture, The Heart of the Andes by Kevin J. Avery, pub. by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, illus. pg. 16

1994, Bard College Catalogue, Vol. 133 No.4,Aug. 94, cover illus. by Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1995, Interpreting Environments, Tradition, Deconstruction, Hermeneutics by Robert Mugerauer, first ed. 1995, by University of Texas Press, illus. pg 70, text pp. 70-71

1999, American, The New World in 19th Century Painting, edited by Stephan Koja, Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, color and black and white illustrations, #38 for illustration.

1999, Selections from the American Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the GWVS Art Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, cover illus. (detail) and p.40, no. 13, text pp. 41-43

1999, Nights of the Brush, Hudson River School and the Moral Landscape by James F. Cooper, Hudson Hills Press, NY, illus. pg. 35

Federic Church by John K. Howat, Yale University Press, illus. p. 8

Treasures from Olana: Landscapes by Frederic Edwin Church by Kevin J. Avery, Cornell University Press illus. p. 43

2000, Metropolitan Museum Journal, Volume 35/2000 A Forgotten Mountain: Jasper F. Cropsey's Paintings of Sugar Loaf by Kenneth W. Maddox, Art historian, The Newington-Cropsey Fdn. Fig. 14 pg. 229 (illustrated)

2001, American Sublime, Landscape Painting in the United States 1820-1880 by Andrew Wilton & Tim Barringer, Tate Publishing, London, pg 28 b/w illustration

2002, Exploring Painting by Gerald F. Brommer, Nancy K. Kinne, Second Edition, Davis Publications, Inc., Worcester, MA, fig. 20, pg. 192
Artist CHURCH, Frederic Edwin
Object Name Painting
Date 1851
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-36 W-53 inches
Credit line George Walter Vincent Smith Collection
Museum George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
On Exhibit Yes, Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Blake Court