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Drawing, St. Peter's Basilica Seen from the North against the Hills and Skyline of Rome, 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 12.3 cm (3 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite: yel[low] glow; glow Verso: Inscribed in graphite with figures at various locations and also: blue; rich broad orange / light; shadow; and again at bottom: 2 soft blurred open sky greenish gold / 3 rich velvety puple brown / landscape near horizon laky purple.

Cite this object as

Drawing, St. Peter's Basilica Seen from the North against the Hills and Skyline of Rome, January 1869; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Italy; graphite on paper; Sheet: 8.6 x 12.3 cm (3 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-155

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