Frederic Edwin Church / Storm in the Mountains / 1847Frederic Edwin Church
Storm in the Mountains

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Creator Name: Church, Frederic Edwin
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1826 - 1900
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Frederic Edwin Church
Title: Storm in the Mountains
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1847
Creation End Date: 1847
Creation Date: 1847
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 75.5cm x 62.8cm
Inscriptions: Signed in center on tree: "F. CHURCH. 1847"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1969.52
Credit Line: Gift of various donors by exchange and Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: Sold to E. G. Merrick, Clayton, New York (in family until 1967); (Hirschl & Adler, New York)
Context: The blasted tree was a romantic motif in both European and American painting that represented nature's overwhelming power. The painting suggests that all life, like the tree, is fragile, easily destroyed by natural forces. In this early work, Church paid tribute to his teacher Thomas Cole, who painted very similar blasted tree trunks.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1969.52
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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