Artwork Title: The Icebergs - Artist Name: Frederic Edwin Church

The Icebergs

Frederic Edwin Church, 1861

When this splendid painting went on view in 1861 in New York, critics thrilled to this dramatic scene, based on sketches Church made during a month-long boat trip off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador. Although undeniably a masterpiece, The Icebergs was lost from view for more than a century. After the painting’s successful exhibition in England in 1863, Sir Edward William Watkin, a British railroad baron, purchased it. Thereafter largely...
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