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Virginia Scenery, (photograph)

Artist:
Unknown
Medium:
Photograph, colored
Type:
Photographs
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 195-224 (Sale info: To Be Distributed).
15 x 17. One of the greatest natural wonders of America is the Natural Bridge, in Rockbridge County, Va. Its remarkable height and symmetry of form impress the beholder with astonishment, and the emotions produced by gazing upon it are truly sublime. The reproduction of this has afforded to artists an inexhaustible theme for their pencils and palettes, but, like Niagara Falls, it seems to defy a truthful re-creation. The subtile skill of the photographers, however, has done what the artists have failed to do; and in this picture we have a very fine impression of the Bridge, and the trees and waters at its base. It is all so harmonized with hand-coloring that it seems like gazing upon the very spot itself. [P. 193; the word "truthful" appears in italics in the catalogue.]
Catalogue of Premiums. The following valuable Collection of Paintings, Statuary, etc., comprises the Premiums to be given to Subscribers.
Topic:
Landscape--Virginia--Rockbridge County
Landscape--Phenomenon--Natural Bridge
Landscape--Forest
Landscape--Water
Control number:
AECI 02430107
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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