Niagara Falls

Church--Niagara Falls small.jpg
Church--Niagara Falls large.jpg

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Title

Niagara Falls

Description

One of the most famous American paintings of the 19th century, Church prepared for his work via numerous studies and the innovative decision to adapt his aspect ratio to the Falls' width--probably borrowed from murals and panoramic paintings. The result was wildly popular with critics and audiences. "Niagara Falls" attracted some 100,000 visitors during its debut show in New York, each paying 25 cents and often bringing binoculars to admire its minute detail. It traveled to major cities in the eastern US, then to England and eventually the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris.

Creator

Church, Frederic Edwin (1826-1900)

Date

1857

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 632 KB
jpeg, 4.6 MB

Type

Oil painting

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Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

40 x 95.5 in.

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