Frederic E.Church 1826-1900
American painter. He was a leading representative of the second generation of the HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL, who made an important contribution to American landscape painting in the 1850s and 1860s. The son of a wealthy and prominent businessman, he studied briefly in Hartford with two local artists, Alexander Hamilton Emmons (1816-84) and Benjamin Hutchins Coe (1799-1883). Thanks to the influence of the Hartford patron DANIEL WADSWORTH, in 1844 he became the first pupil accepted by Thomas Cole. In the Tropics mk48
Oil on canvas
25 1/4x36 1/4in
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,Richmond.
The Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund