Jun 06, 2013 - Sale 2317

Sale 2317 - Lot 356

Price Realized: $ 5,280
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
SIGNED BY CHURCH CHURCH, FREDERIC EDWIN. The Heart of the Andes. Engraved print, 465x750 mm sheet size, wide margins; light staining in portion of left margin; Signed in pencil by Church beneath the image. [London, 1863]

Additional Details

The print has very wide margins but bears no imprint or title, suggesting that it may be a Proof-before-Letters. The painting after which this print is taken was shown in both America and England in conjunction with an exhibition of South American botanical specimens. It secured Church's fame and is still considered to be his masterpiece.