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Drawing, Distant View of the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy, January 1869

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated January 1869 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on 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: 8.6 x 12.4 cm (3 3/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite with figures and the following at various locations: purple / rich orange red edge / smoky gre... / greyer rosy Dark / grey warmer; and at lower right: 2 rosy glow / 3 ore smoky yet rosy / 4 Delicate grey blue still roseate. Verso: Inscribed in graphite: gold glow / delicious frosted silvery grey.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Distant View of the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy, January 1869; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Italy; graphite on paper; Sheet: 8.6 x 12.4 cm (3 3/8 x 4 7/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-153

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