Details
Image number
TBM84510
Title
Niagara, 1866 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Mignot, Louis Remy (1831-70) / American
Location
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
1866 (C19th)
Dimensions
127x235 cms
Description
From the eighteenth century on, Niagara Falls was among the most iconic symbols of American might and cultural potential. Its meaning shifts in this painting by Louis Rémy Mignot, a Southerner forced to abandon his rising New York career due to the outbreak of the Civil War. Mignot moved to London, where he painted this work the year after the war’s close. He pointedly chose an atypical view, facing the Canadian, rather than the American, side of the falls.
Photo credit
Gift of Arthur S. Fairchild / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
river / falls / canadian / waterfall / canada / waves / mist / border / usa / ontario / Painting / Mzpainting
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 6236 × 3323 px 528 × 281 mm 28 MB
Medium 1024 × 546 px 87 × 46 mm 1 MB
Small 600 × 320 px 51 × 27 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
Permissions
PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE

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