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Drawing, St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City (Seen from the North), 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 11.8 cm (3 3/8 x 4 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite at upper right: 7 rich dark laky 2 Dazzling gold / 8 brown 3 laky brandy glow / 4 duller and darker / 5 warm neut[ral] 6 deep warm grey blue; at center right: mem; and with figures throughout. Verso: Inscribed in graphite at top left: Brasei Palace; at lower margin: 4 creamy - warm Brown / 2 Reddish orange gl[ow] / subdued and smoky / 3 misty grey.

Cite this object as

Drawing, St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City (Seen from the North), Rome, Italy, January 1869; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Italy; graphite on paper; Sheet: 8.6 x 11.8 cm (3 3/8 x 4 5/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-161

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