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What is this?

The Parthenon viewed at night from the south is lit aritificially from within the structure by fireworks.

This is a oil sketch from Greece. It is dated April 1869 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 paint, black chalk on thin cream paperboard

Its dimensions are

32.8 x 41.8 cm (12 15/16 x 16 7/16 in.) Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.) Frame H x W x D: 44.8 x 57.8 x 2.5 cm (17 5/8 x 22 3/4 x 1 in.)

This object was created by Frederic Edwin Church

This object was catalogued by Rudolph Berliner and donated by Louis P. Church

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18200507/ |title=Oil Sketch, "Parthenon, Athens, from the Northwest (Illuminated Night View)", April 1869 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=24 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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