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Mount Katahdin from Upper Togue Lake (detail), c. 1877–78. Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900). Oil on academy board; 21.6 x 50.8 cm. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation OL.1981.70.

Mount Katahdin from Upper Togue Lake (detail), c. 1877–78. Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900). Oil on academy board; 21.6 x 50.8 cm. Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation OL.1981.70.

Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s "Twilight in the Wilderness"

Saturday, October 4, 2014–Sunday, January 25, 2015
Location:  010 Focus Gallery
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

About The Exhibition

Famed landscape painter Frederic Church (1826-1900) had a long-standing love affair with the natural beauty of Maine, which he described as “magnificent both land and seaward.” Over the course of three decades, he visited often, creating intimately scaled sketches in a variety of media that served to inspire his major works, including Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), one of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s most esteemed masterpieces. This exhibition showcases the painting alongside a group of nearly 25 sketches recording Maine’s rugged interior, rocky coast, and windswept islands. Some on public view for the first time, these sketches in pencil, gouache, and oil are lent from the collection at Olana, the artist’s home and 250-acre designed landscape.

The Olana Partnership, Hudson, NY, and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Albany, NY organized Maine Sublime. This exhibition has been supported in part by grants from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Olana State Historic Site is one of 35 historic properties owned and administered by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor.