"In no quarter of the globe are the majesty and loveliness of nature more strikingly conspicuous than in America. The vast regions...present to the eye every variety of the beautiful and the sublime. Our lofty mountains and almost boundless prairies, our broad and magnificent rivers, the unexampled magnitude of our cataracts, the wild grandeur of our western forests, and the rich and variegated tints of our autumnal landscapes, are unsurpassed by any of the boasted scenery of other countries."
- Joshua Shaw, Picturesque Views of American Scenery (1820)

"Morning Shadows," oil on canvas, 22" x 40"

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