The Icebergs1861 by Frederic Edwin Church

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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Media: oil on canvas
Location: Dallas Museum of Art , Dallas