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Drawing, Nature Studies including a Candelabra Tree with a Sloth, Rio Magdalena, Colombia, 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, brush and oxidized white gouache 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 28.2 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at upper center: small tree / Candelabra tree / sloth feeds on it. / Light green; again, at center: These trees often / cover an Island and / the light foliage of which / presents a charming con- / trast to the darker foliage; again, at center: May / Many trees appear to be just budding and / are of a brownish color (stems / also) These contrast finely with the heavier foliage; again, at bottom left: Bank sandy / festoons of pinkish / flowers; and again, at bottom right: little Isle bushes, wild plantain, grass.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Nature Studies including a Candelabra Tree with a Sloth, Rio Magdalena, Colombia, May 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite, brush and oxidized white gouache on gray paper; Sheet: 21.5 x 28.2 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-140

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