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Twilight, "Short Arbiter 'Twixt Day and Night" (Sunset), 1850
Frederic Edwin Church

Vermont
Oil on canvas, Image H: 32 1/4 in, Image W: 48 in, Frame H: 38 1/4 in, Frame W: 54.25 in
Purchase 1956 Wallace M. Scudder Bequest Fund  56.43
On View
Primary Title Notes: 1981 Newark Museum Catalogue
Inscriptions:
recto: l.c. black paint "F.E.CHURCH / -50"; stretcher: c. black crayon "A3512"; l.r. black marker "NEWARK MUSEUM"

Labels/Stamps:
stretcher: u.l. printed paper label "NO. 69839 / PICTURE"; c. printed label "A3512"; c.l. blue and white printed label "No. 5 / W.S. BUDWORTH & SON / PACKERS & SHIPPERS / 424 West 52D St., New York, N.Y."; back of frame: u.l. printed paper label "NO 69839 / FRAME"; u.c. printed and typed paper label "THE R. W. NORTON ART GALLERY / 4700 BLOCK OF CRESWELL AVENUE / SHREVEPORT/ LOUISANA 71106 / [Exhi] bition ARTISTS OF THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL / Dates Oct.24-Nov. 25, 1973 / Artist Frederic E. Church / Title Twilight, 'Short Arbiter 'Twixt Day and Night' / Collection The Newark Museum, Newark, N.J."; back of frame: l.l. masking tape label blue ink "A19Y"; l.r. printed label "FOGG ART MUSEUM / T Loan/ 15645"; labels on file: printed and typed paper label "National Gallery of Art / Washington, D.C. / Exhibition: FREDERICK EDWIN CHURCH / Date: 8 Oct. 1989 - 28 Jan. 1990 # 10 / Artist: Frederick Edwin Church / Title: Twilight, 'Short arbiter 'twist day and night' / Lender: The Newark Museum"; typed paper label: "56.43 Twilight, 'Short Arbiter 'Twixt / Day and Night ' 1850 / by Frederick Edwin Church / oil on canvas / 38 1/4" x 54 1/4" x 2 3/4")" / COLLECTION OF THE NEWARK MUSEUM"; printed and typed paper label "AMON / CARTER MUSEUM / Post Office Box 2365 / 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard / Fort Wort h Texas 76101 / Exhibit The Early Landscapes of Frederick Edwin Church, / 1845-1854 / Dates march 9 - April 29, 1984 / Title TWILIGHT, 'SHORT ARBITER TWIXT DAY AND NIGHT' / Artist Frederick edwin Church / Medium oil on canvas Date 1850 / Dimensions 32 x 48" / Credit Collection of The Newark Museum"

Provenance: National Academy of Design Exhibition, #349 (1850); to American Art Union; to Robert Dillion, New York, New York (1850); to Lucius Tuckerman Collection (1907); to Victor Spark, New York, New York; to M. Knoedler and Company, New York, New York (1946)
Exhibition History:
"American Sublime", Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (June 17, 2002 - August 25, 2002); The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 22, 2002 - November 17, 2002).

"Light: Art, Technology, and Society in the Industrial Age, 1750-1900", Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS, (October 20, 2000 - February 11, 2001)

"Frederick Edwin Church", National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (October 8, 1989 - January 28, 1990)

"The Early Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, 1845-1854," Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (March 9 - April 29, 1984)

"The Book of Nature: The Natural Sublime in American Painting," Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York (October 27,1983 - January 4, 1984)

"American Light," National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (December 1979)

"The Paintings and Oil Sketches of Frederick E. Church," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts (August 1978)

"Aspects of a Collect. 18-19th Century American Paintings from the Newark Museum," M. Knoedler Benefit Exhibition, New York, New York (March 1977)

"Artists of the Hudson River School," R.W. Norton Gallery, Shreveport, Louisianna (September 1973)

"American 19th Century Painting," Michigan State University, Michigan (1966)

"Luminous Landscape: The American Study of Light, 1860-1875," Fogg Art Museum, Harvard Univeristy, Cambridge, Massachusetts (!966)

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York (March 16 - June 10, 1960)

"American Romantic Painting," no. 11, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland (March 30 - April 27, 1947)

National Academy of Design, #349 (1850)

Keywords: Landscape, Painting