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|Artist||Frederic Edwin Church|
|Dimensions||Unframed: 48 × 85 in. (121.9 × 215.9 cm), Framed: 66 5/8 in. × 103 in. × 6 1/4 in. (169.2 × 261.6 × 15.9 cm)|
|Location||Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit|
|Owner||Detroit Institute of Arts|
Cotopaxi is an 1862 oil painting by the Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church. The work was commissioned by well-known philanthropist James Lenox. The painting was met with great acclaim, and seen as a parable of the Civil War, then raging in the South, with its casting of light against darkness. The painting depicts Cotopaxi, a volcano that is also the second highest peak in modern-day Ecuador, spewing smoke and ash across a sunrise. Church also painted another landscape by the same name that also features the volcano in the distance, which is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
- "Frederic Edwin Church : Cotopaxi, 1862 : oil on canvas". Dia.org. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
- "Cotopaxi | All Works | the MFAH Collections".