Thursday, May 21, 2009
A rare Frederic Church painting offered at auction
Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826-1900) Twilight in the Tropics (A tropical moonlight) 30 x 25 1/4in
A rare Frederic Church painting sold last night at Bonhams American Paintings auction in New York for US$1,274,000. This small masterpiece titled Tropical Moonlight it is amongst the important paintings derived from Church’s travels around South America. Church painted a series of major works from this period, including Heart of the Andes which hangs in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rainy Season in the Tropics which is on display at Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.