Frederick Stuart Church, A major nineteenth century painter and etcher of figurative and fantasy scenes, F. S. Church first served as a soldier in the Civil War. He fought in many campaigns and served under General Sherman in his march to the sea. After the conclusion of the war, Church studied art at the Chicago Academy of Design, the National Academy of Design and at the Art Students League, New York. Church began his career as an illustrator for Harper’s and received his first commissions for painting in 1875. After that point he dedicated himself to both painting and etching. In the latter category he enjoyed much success and some of his etchings were commissioned by the influential Paris publisher, L’Art.
Frederick S. Church “The Snow Image” Etching on laid Paper and from a limited edition printed, 1878.
The etched work measure 3 by 5.25 inches plus full margins in good condition.
Art (paintings, prints, frames)