The Great Horseshoe Fall, Niagara  1820

by Alvan Fisher

Oil on canvas, 34 3/8 x 48 in. (87.2 x 122.0 cm.) [br]Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase Gallery label (2006): Two scenes by Fisher (this painting and Fisher's A General View of the Falls of Niagara) capture the thrill of visiting Niagara Falls, a site in upstate New York that quickly became a symbol of the continent's epic scale and natural beauty. Tiny ...
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