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Frederic Church achieved great renown in the nineteenth century for his heroic landscape paintings, among them Heart of the Andes (1859, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), in which he combined on a ten-foot (three-meter) canvas details of lush vegetation with a sweeping vista of valleys,...

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Inscription

Center left: F. Church/58

Provenance

Before 1943, with Kaliski and Gabay, Inc., New York; 1943, with A.F. Mondschein, New York; 1945, sold by A. F. Mondschein to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

1858

Dimensions

30.48 x 45.72 cm (12 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

47.1237

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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