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Title New England Scenery
Object ID GWVS-1.23.24
Description This masterpiece of Frederic Church's early career presents an idealized scene of pastoral New England through a wealth of detail, an all-encompassing panoramic view and a unifying atmospheric light. Like his early teacher Thomas Cole and other Hudson River School artists, Church believed that the vastness and beauty of the American landscape conveyed moral significance. The Conestoga wagon crossing the bridge symbolizes westward expansion and a growing country flourishing in harmony with nature.
Artist CHURCH, Frederic Edwin
Publisher's Seal x
Country American
Date 1851
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-36 W-53 inches
Credit line George Walter Vincent Smith Collection
On Exhibit Yes, Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Blake Court