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Drawing, Sketches from South America

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 27.3 cm (8 7/16 x 10 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at top, in various locations: Snow peak in the clouds / Rock / 2; at left: 2 Naples yellow ; and at center: [an arrow and] South ; at bottom center: abras / 2 ; with figures, at various locations; and at bottom right: 2 Pinkish white / with orange ochre streaks / 3 greyish / 4 sandy / 5 brownish / 6 clayish color.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sketches from South America; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); graphite on light gray paper; Sheet: 21.4 x 27.3 cm (8 7/16 x 10 3/4 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-105

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