Published: January 13, 2016
NEW YORK CITY — Eli Wilner & Company framed Frederic E. Church’s “Coast Scene, Mount Desert (Sunrise off the Maine Coast),” part of the Wadsworth Atheneum collection, which will be exhibited at this year’s edition of the Winter Antiques Show, which runs January 22–31 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue.
Each year, the Winter Antiques Show features a special loan exhibition celebrating the best of American art. This year’s loan exhibition “Legacy for the Future: Wadsworth Museum of Art” will pay tribute to the diversity and forward-thinking vision of the museum’s collection. Highlights range from antiquities and baroque masterworks to Hudson River School landscapes and contemporary sculpture.
Wilner has framed many notable paintings for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Founded in 1842, the museum is the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States. Its wide ranging collection of nearly 50,000 works includes an unparalleled group of Hudson River School landscapes, including the 1863 Church painting.
Perhaps his finest seascape, this painting is based on an oil sketch done while the artist was observing the sea off Mount Desert, Maine. “Coast Scene, Mount Desert (Sunrise off the Maine Coast)” will be featured as part of the Wadsworth Atheneum loan exhibition, displayed in a Wilner replica of an American 1860s frame, carved and gilded. For information about Eli Wilner & Company, www.eliwilner.com.
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