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Frederic Edwin Church
I just bought a Oil on canvas, It is signed
CHURCH. A very detailed painting with lakes trees and ducks. If you are willing to let me have your opinion, I can send a very clear pic ov this painting.
I have a pastel painting with the signature "church" in lower left. It is a landscape and a good size (24" x 36" maybe) curious if this could be from frederic church...landscape has mountains, stream with little house on the bank...close-up of trees.
did any church signed their pastels with long hand signature. i have a pastel signed with long hand and dated with 2 numbers either 62 or 72
Does anyone have know if Church ever painted any deer in his paintings?
Does nay one know if church did any charcoal work and did he do any work like a fruit bowl?
I need Expert advice
I am doing a research project on Frederic church and I am lacking primary souces of any kind so please if you have ANY information please send it to me. Thanx I appreciate your time.
I am looking for biographical information about Church. Specifically, I would like to know the cause of the premature deaths of his two children and how this effected his work.
Cotopoxi: Church or Boutelle ?
An excerpt from today's "Philadelelphia Inquirer" article" "A painting bought by the Reading Public Museum as the work of Frederic Edwin Church is now attributed to a lesser light. Its market value has plunged - but is it any less good?.... Among American paintings, Cotopaxi is a double winner. Not only is this 19th-century panorama of a smoke-belching volcano a spectacular landscape, it was painted by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), the most prominent member of the Hudson River school and one of this country's most important artists. Church intended this awe-inspiring scene, which he witnessed firsthand in Ecuador, to symbolize the sublime power of primeval nature. It's arguably the finest of his many masterpieces. Church expert Gerald L. Carr of Wilmington says the artist made several versions of the erupting Cotopaxi - "once in a major way, at least three times in minor ways afterwards, and once as a preparation." The Detroit Institute of Arts owns what by consensus is considered Church's primary canvas. And improbably, the tiny Reading Public Museum also owns a version. Or did until recently. Or might still, depending on whose opinion carries the day. The gloriously incandescent painting still hangs in the Reading museum's American gallery, as it has since it was purchased in 1929. However, a few weeks ago the museum decided that it wasn't a Church any longer. Director Ronald Roth has accepted Carr's long-held revisionist opinion: that the Reading Cotopaxi was painted by a Pennsylvania contemporary of Church's named DeWitt Clinton Boutelle, with some touching up by Church. Does that bold stroke change the painting's impact or its quality? It shouldn't. Does it affect the painters' reputations? It may elevate Boutelle's, but it hardly affects Church's. The principal aftershock is market value. Philadelphia dealer Robert Schwarz, who specializes in American art, thinks a copy of Cotopaxi by Church himself might bring $10 million to $15 million at auction. By contrast, a Boutelle-Church copy might be worth $250,000, one-fortieth as much."