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Drawing, Sketches from South America: Palmgroves and Landscapes, 1853, probably May

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1853, probably May and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on light gray paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 21.4 x 27.4 cm (8 7/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Parts of the letters K and F (similar to 1917-4-68)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite with figures at various locations, and at top right: 2 Grass. 3 shelving / earth bank sandy color broken / and interspersed with tufts of / foliage 4 Mountain / 5 Distant trees; and again at bottom: Bank of earth with margin of grass / 2/ 2 Mountains cloud capped.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sketches from South America: Palmgroves and Landscapes, 1853, probably May; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on light gray paper; Sheet: 21.4 x 27.4 cm (8 7/16 x 10 13/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-104

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