The Icebergs

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The Icebergs
Icebergs floating in an ocean
Artist Frederic Edwin Church
Year 1861 (1861)
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 163.83 cm × 285.75 cm (64.57 in × 112.5 in)
Location Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
URL American Painting & Sculpture

The Icebergs is an 1861 landscape oil painting by American painter Frederic Edwin Church that was inspired by sketches created on an 1859 voyage to the North Atlantic.[1] He was accompanied by his friend, Louis Legrand Noble, who documented the voyage in his book, After Icebergs with a Painter.[1][2] The painting measures at 64.5 × 112.5 in (163.8 × 285.8 cm) and is exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art, who acquired it in 1979.[3][note 1]

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Notes
  1. ^ As of April 2013, the painting is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum through the end of April 2013, before moving to another exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[4]
Bibliography

Noble, Louis L. (1861). After Icebergs with a Painter: A Summer Voyage to Labrador and around Newfoundland. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 

Citations
  1. ^ a b Spiegelman, William (11 May 2012). "'The Icebergs' (1861) by Frederic Edwin Church: Frozen Sublimity, Louring Sky". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Noble 1861.
  3. ^ "The Icebergs". dallasmuseumofart.org. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Canterbury, Sue. "Bon Voyage to The Icebergs". Dallas Museum of Art Uncrated. wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. "[...] it will be at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., November 16, 2012–April 27, 2013, and then in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 21–September 2, 2013."