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Drawing, Nature Studies from the Rio Magdalena, Colombia: Trees, Vines and a Canoe, May 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated May 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on 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 cm (8 7/16 x 11 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in ink, at lower left: Lugt 457e Verso: Stamped in ink, at center: Lugt 457d

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at upper left: Remark [two words struck out] white stems and trunks / of trees preponderate on the Magdalena. / Long twisted entangled ropy stems of vines / are very noticible (gener[ally] struck out) very light in color (grey)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Nature Studies from the Rio Magdalena, Colombia: Trees, Vines and a Canoe, May 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite on gray paper; Sheet: 21.5 x 28 cm (8 7/16 x 11 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-139

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