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Floating Iceberg

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Description: The Voyage of the Icebergs: Frederic Church’s Arctic Masterpiece
In May 1862 Frederic Edwin Church had a problem. His latest “Great Picture,” a six-by-nine-foot canvas called The North—now known as The Icebergs—had failed to find a buyer, after being shown first in New York and then in Boston. As he had done with great success before,...
PublisherDallas Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.45-69
Description: Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail
In 1859, the year both the Heart of the Andes and The Origin of Species appeared, Frederic Church traveled to the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts to sketch (fig. 38). The terrain was constantly shifting, as glaciers and icebergs remade the map. Explorers embarked to...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.87-121

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