#146 - Niagara by Frederic Edwin Church
- Number of Colors: 48
- Stitch Count: 430w X 180h stitches
- Finished Size: 30" x 13" when stitched on 14 count white Aida cloth.
This is the breath taking Niagara by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). Born to a wealthy family, the young artist had the connections and talent to be apprenticed at eighteen to Thomas Cole, then, the premier landscape painter in America. By the time he was but twenty-two years old, Church's career was well established with his canvases selling to museums and discriminating collectors with regularity. He traveled widely throughout New England and New York, hiking and sketching the unsullied landscape from spring through fall. It is this connection with nature and the USA landscape that has made Church one of the leading painters in the celebrated North American landscape movement known as The Hudson River School.