Frederic Church’s Olana on the Hudson

Barrymore Laurence Scherer Magazine

“Almost an hour this side of Albany is the Center of the World,” wrote Frederic Edwin Church (1826– 1900) to his friend sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer. He added: “I own it.” Church, preeminent among the Hudson River school painters, was referring to Olana, his magnificent “Persian” style mansion and the surrounding 250 mountaintop acres of landscape he subtly designed.

Great Estates: Frederic Church’s Olana in Hudson, New York

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Our upcoming June issue features a number of exhibitions and events that mark the 100th anniversary of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration (and the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson voyage up the eponymous river). Among them is a new exhibition at Olana, the estate of landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, Glories of the Hudson: Frederic Edwin Church’s Views from Olana, which was …