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What is this?

The Temple of Neptune and the Basilica at Paestum, Italy, shown from the Northeast under a cloudy sky.

This is a drawing from Italy. It is dated 1868 and we acquired it in 1917. Gift of Louis P. Church. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

brush and oil, graphite on paperboard.

Its dimensions are

11.5 x 22.6 cm (4 1/2 x 8 7/8 in.)

This object was created by Frederic Edwin Church

This object was donated by Louis P. Church

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18197091/ |title=Drawing, "The temple of Neptune and the so-called Basilica in Paestum, Italy", 1868 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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