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Drawing, Nature Studies, probably from Colombia: Monkey, Parasites and Trees, 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1853 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: 21.5 x 28.1 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at upper left: 2 / 2 Parasites; again, at upper right: Beautiful light yellowish / green resembles at a distance the / willow almost exactly excepting / that the green is deeper; again, at center left: 2 's / tree / 2 white / flower / clusters; again at lower left: monkey; and again, at lower right: Tree foliage so dense / that no trunk or / branches could / be seen.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Nature Studies, probably from Colombia: Monkey, Parasites and Trees, 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); probably Colombia; graphite on light gray paper; Sheet: 21.5 x 28.1 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-136

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