Königssee, Bavaria, 1868

Frederic Edwin Church

On the other side of Obersee lies a much larger lake and stretch of water, Königssee, which is surrounded by steep cliffs and mountains. This mountain scenery must have reminded Church of similar views along the Hudson River in New York State.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Louis P. Church, 1917-4-562-b