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Drawing, View of Damascus, Syria, Part 2, May 2, 1868

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated May 2, 1868 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on off-white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 28.9 x 44.1 cm (11 3/8 x 17 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at lower right: 2d sheet/View of Damascus/April [struck out] May 2d/68; at lower left center: [o]lives scattered here; throughout: Forest of trees with occasional brown streaks/reddish/white/blue water/olive green/mostly many olives/mixed/ with rich green/trees/olive warm grey/Brown Road/water/scattered tree/scattered/olives in brown/ earth/grove of/olives/water grey/Sienna/many olives faint tint of pink in grey green/rich/orange/wienna/in shadow/greyish/Rocks in foreground grey/where fresh broken rich bt Sienna/Black lichens grey moss/wild wheat/green spots in red/red stem

Cite this object as

Drawing, View of Damascus, Syria, Part 2, May 2, 1868; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Syria; graphite on off-white paper; Sheet: 28.9 x 44.1 cm (11 3/8 x 17 3/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-123-b

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