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Mount Katahdin from Millinocket Camp by Frederic Edwin Church - Reproduction Oil Painting
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Mount Katahdin from Millinocket Camp

Approaching the finale of his life and career, Frederic Edwin Church’s production decreased in number, if not in quality, as is illustrated by this beautiful piece, finished in 1895, two decades after the painter had been struck by rheumatoid arthritis, a disease which made his work much more difficult. Nonetheless, the illness did not stop Church from creating landscapes just as beautiful and filled with emotion as he had done before, even if now they were not as often produced in loco on his many voyages to the ends of the Americas and Europe.

This oil on canvas, now in possession of the Portland Museum of Art, is believed to have been painted in loco while on a visit to Millinocket, now a town but then barely a settlement, from where one can find a clear vantage point to observe the eponymous Mount, which gets its name from the Penobscot natives, meaning “The Greatest Mountain”. They believed its peaks to be the dwelling of the storm god Pamola, and thus a place to be avoided by mortals at all costs. Regardless, the rock formation is possibly among the most beautiful landmarks in the Maine natural landscape, towering over rivers, lakes, and towns, from where one can enjoy the fantastic view.

In his depiction of the landscape, Church elected to portray it through the haze of distance in an overcast sunset, which is painted in orange and golden warm tones. The main stage in this painting is occupied by the Lake Millinocket itself, upon which a small canoe lazily floats, its crewman not doing anything in particular, seemingly just enjoying the afternoon and the view. On the far shore of the lake, a copse of trees shines in the dwindling sunlight, almost as if it had been set alight by the setting sun.

Most significant about the painting is its underpinned significance of a sunset painted by a man in the twilight of his own life. The mood of the piece is not negative, but contemplative, evidencing the beautiful aspects of the sunset, inviting the observer to join the artist in paying attention to the beautiful, exquisite details that make the end of a day a wonderful thing in itself. The aging artist, then, invites us to live in the moment with him, all the while making it abundantly clear that age and illness have not in any way diminished his capacities

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Mount Katahdin from Millinocket Camp Frederic Edwin Church

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