CHURCH, Frederic Edwin
(b. 1826, Hartford, d. 1900, New York)

Cross in the Wilderness

Oil on canvas, 41 x 62 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

This painting depicts a wild and desolate landscape developed around the central motif of the painting, the cross, which, though placed in a central position, is overshadowed and passes almost unnoticed among the grandeur of the natural setting.

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