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Drawing, Mount Chimborazo at Sunset, 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 tan wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church and catalogued by Rudolph Berliner. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 19.7 x 35.6 cm (7 3/4 x 14 in.)

It is inscribed

In graphite, along bottom right margin: 2 - Dazzling from sun / 3 Warm lakyneutral / 4 Cooler and darker / 5 red orange light 6 shadow dark blue purple with blue lights / 7 Dark laky brown very dark / 8 Dark purple laky-tender/9 Brown purple X Brilliantly lighted with orange. Lower middle left: Chimborazo / July 13th, 57 / 10 top gilt with the sun / sky grayish and warm / 11 Dark cool purple

Cite this object as

Drawing, Mount Chimborazo at Sunset, 1857; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Ecuador; graphite on tan wove paper; Sheet: 19.7 x 35.6 cm (7 3/4 x 14 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-1337

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18193819/ |title=Drawing, Mount Chimborazo at Sunset, 1857 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=17 November 2017 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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