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Drawing, Cotapaxi Volcano Erupting Behind Mountain Ranges, Ecuador, 1857

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1857 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on buff paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church and catalogued by Rudolph Berliner and Lillian Hill Clagett. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

30.9 x 54.9 cm (12 3/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in ink, at lower left: Lugt 457c Verso: Stamped in ink, at lower left: Lugt 457d

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite, with numbers at various locations; again, at lower left: x smoke from valley / 2- Brilliant Orange like fire / 3- Warm luminous laky orange / 4- open sky -- Hazy warm pinkish / 5 Rich warm clear blue + / 6 Cirri luminous orange / 7- Mountain Hazy luminous/ 8- Crater of extinct volcano low toned where / the rim strikes rich color. The Mountain below full / of variety in color -- many shades of green -- some parts / richly illuminated / 9- Delicate warm purple -- illuminated by the sun; and at lower center: The whole effect splendidly concentrated at 2 and 3. Verso: Inscribed in graphite, at lower left: 101- B

Cite this object as

Drawing, Cotapaxi Volcano Erupting Behind Mountain Ranges, Ecuador, 1857; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Ecuador; graphite on buff paper; 30.9 x 54.9 cm (12 3/16 x 21 5/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-101-b

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