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.
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