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What is this?

Under a clouded sky, a valley opens to distant mountains, while wild sugar cane grows in the foreground.

This is a painting from United States. It is dated 1865 and we acquired it in 1917. Gift of Louis P. Church. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

graphite, brush and oil on thin paperboard with orange backing paper

Its dimensions are

28.7 x 30.3 cm (11 5/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: in center: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper-Union [Lugt 457d]

It is inscribed

In black, lower right: Jamaica/Aug 65

This object was created by Frederic Edwin Church

This object was catalogued by Floramae McCarron-Cates and Rudolph Berliner and donated by Louis P. Church

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18200603/ |title=Painting, "Wild Sugar Cane, Jamaica", 1865 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=28 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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