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Drawing, Sketches of Icebergs, 1859

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1859 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on laid 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

12.5 × 20.1 cm (4 15/16 × 7 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: spray / purple; lower right: sea beautiful green where it / washes the berg; lower left: 2 / 2 / whitish; upper right: 2 Beautiful Blue; verso: Icebergs / Life of / H. Crabbe Robinson

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sketches of Icebergs, 1859; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on laid paper; 12.5 × 20.1 cm (4 15/16 × 7 15/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-1196

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