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Rainy Season in the Tropics  1866

by Frederic Edwin Church

Critic Henry Tuckerman praised this imaginary landscape, inspired by Frederic E. Church's extensive travels: "Athwart a mountain-bounded valley and gorge . . . the sunshine, beaming across the vapory vail, forms thereon a rainbow, which seems to clasp the whole with a prismatic bridge; a scene more characteristic of the season and the region it is difficult to imagine, ...

Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco