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Frederick Stuart Church

Frederick Stuart Church (1842-1924) was an American artist, working mainly as an illustrator and especially known for his (often allegorical) depiction of animals.

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"Flapjacks" Showing bears watching the woman  flipping flapjacks over the campfire. 1892 Harper's Weekly. Hand colored, wood engraving.  
10 5/8 x 15 7/8 in. $120

Removing the Animals from the Winter to the Summer Quarters of the Central Park Menagerie. 1892 Harper's Weekly. Hand colored, wood engraving.  
10 3/4  x 16 in. $60

"The Mermaid' 1883 Harper's Weekly. Wood engraving.
11 x  16 in. $80

"The Rhinoceros Bombe" at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. 1886 Harper's Weekly. Wood engraving.
11 x 15 3/4 in. $80

Return of our Artist with his Summer Sketches. 1873 Harper's Weekly. Wood engraving. Showing a man wearing a wide brim hat and riding a horse, with many animals on leash, e.g. ducks, bears, pigs, sheep, cows, chickens, etc.
10 5/8 x 16 in. $40

1897 F.S. Church "A Christmas Welsh Rabbit." Hand colored half-tone published in Harper's Weekly.
21 x 16 in. $150

F.S. Church in his Studio. Article by Barnet Phillips. 1893 Harper's Weekly. Wood engraving.
10 1/2 x 15  in. $40

1884 Harper’s Weekly “So Hallowed and So Gracious is the time.”- features a Hamlet quote from Act I, Scene I “Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes..”– Drawn by F.S. Church. Wood engraving.
10 5/8 x 15 3/8 in. $90

Morning, Noon and Night. 1875 Harper's Bazar.
11 x 15 7/8 in. $60

Midwinter. 1880 Harper's Bazar. Wood engraving. Showing a woman ice skating and a group of birds below huddling up to keep warm.
11 x 16 in. $60

An Autumnal Reminiscence & Assorting Poultry for the Fair. 1875 Harper's Bazar. Hand colored, wood engraving.
10 7/8 x 15 5/8  in. $80 

1855 London: Returning From Church, Christmas Morning by G. Thomas.Colorful lithograph by George C. Leighton, Red Lion Square which depicts a happy family returning from church on Christmas morning. Published in The Illustrated London News.
11 x 16 in. $100

Music of the Sea. 1900 Harper's Weekly.
10 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. $60

Pen & Ink Sketches of the New Baby Hippopotamus. 1890 Harper's Weekly. Hand colored.
8 x 10 7/8 in. $40

The Sorceress. 1892 Harper's Weekly. Hand colored, engraving.
15 3/4 x 21 3/8 in. $150

The Siege of the Loves - Capitulation Imminent. A stone-faced man is sitting in a chair, he is holding an ear trumpet and has a gouty leg which is resting on a stool; a young man is pleading into the trumpet, and a young woman is leaning against a fireplace; cherubim, too, plead on the couples behalf. 1885 Harper's Weekly. Hand colored engraving.
16 x 21 5/8 in. $80

Trained Elephants as Firemen - An Incident at Brockston, Massachusetts. 1883 Harper's Weekly. Wood engraving.
7 1/2 x 10 3/4  n. $50

"Temptation" 1882 Harper's Weekly. Hand colored, wood engraving. Cupid being enticed to take the heart.
10 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. $80

"The Fog". 1890 Supplement to Harper's Weekly.
15 3/4 x 22 5/8 in. $80

1886 Hand colored double-page wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Here's A Jolly Christmas Load." Drawn by F.S. Church. Scene shows a woman holding dressed cherubs as a crowd of them and others look on.
22 x 16 in. $150

About Frederick Stuart Church:

Frederick Stuart Church was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the age of thirteen he moved to Chicago, where he found a job with the American Express Company. During the Civil War he served as a private in the Union Army. At the conclusion of the war, Church returned to Chicago and took formal training in art at the Chicago Academy of Design.

In 1870 Church moved to New York City to further his artistic career. He continued his studies at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. To support himself Church sold caricatures and comic drawings to leading journals and magazines such as Harper's Weekly and Harper's Bazaar, and in time became known for his illustrations and drawings of anthropomorphized animals. As his reputation grew, Church began to paint works showing idealized images of women in sylvan or imaginary settings. His paintings were purchased by leading art collectors of the era such as Charles L. Freer, Henry Clay Frick, and Potter Palmer. Church exhibited regularly and was elected a member of the National Academy of Design.

*Source: American Art from the National Gallery of Art.




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