Cayambe (1858) by Frederic Edwin Church

Cayambe - Frederic Edwin Church - 1858

Artwork Information

ArtistFrederic Edwin Church
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions30 x 48 in (76.2 x 121.9 cm)
Current LocationThe New York Historical Society, New York

About Cayambe

Frederic Edwin Church’s painting “Cayambe” portrays a majestic snow-covered volcano located in Ecuador. Commissioned by New York City refiner Robert L. Stuart and belonging to the Romanticism genre and Hudson River School of painting, this artwork is part of The Robert L. Stuart Collection at the New-York Historical Society.

The painting’s contrasting warm and cold tones create a comforting feeling, making it one of Church’s most celebrated works. The snowy landscape against the sky full of fiery clouds gives it an otherworldly appearance, adding to its intrigue.

Measuring 30 x 48 1/8 in (76.2 x 122.2 cm), the oil on canvas artwork is available as art prints and reproductions for anyone who wants a glimpse of this remarkable piece up close.

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