This object is currently on display in room 213 as part of After Icebergs. There are 2 other images of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

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Drawing, Floating Iceberg Under Cloudy Skies, Newfoundland

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. We acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint, graphite on cardboard. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

“I know of no object in all nature so marvelously sensitive to a steady gaze,” writes Noble. Constantly in motion, icebergs permeate the boundary between ocean and sky. Church observed icebergs dazzling in the sun, adopting the hues of the world around them as light played upon their surfaces. Bands of translucent ice formed by cracks in the glacier shimmered as sapphire and turquoise veins.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Floating Iceberg Under Cloudy Skies, Newfoundland; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint, graphite on cardboard; 1917-4-305-b

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