Frederic Edwin Church’s Mount Chimborazo at Sunset

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A painting of a mountain

Frederic Edwin Church, Mount Chimborazo at Sunset, 1857, oil on academy board. 12 x 21 2/5 in., Olana State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, OL.1980.1884.

About this Artwork

Church completed this view of Chimborazo in New York, after returning from his second trip to South America. He framed this painting and eventually hung it at his home, Olana, in Hudson, New York.