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Drawing, Chestnut Trees on Goat Island, Niagara River, New York

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated August 1858 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on dark tan 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: 30.5 x 44.8 cm (12 x 17 5/8 in.) Mat (Mat): 17 5/8 x 11 15/16 in. (44.7 x 30.3 cm)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in purple ink, at lower left corner: Cooper Union ... [Lugt 457c] Verso: Stamped in brown ink, at center: Lugt 457e [?]

It is inscribed

Inscribed and dated by the artist in graphite, at lower right: Goat Island / - Aug 58

Cite this object as

Drawing, Chestnut Trees on Goat Island, Niagara River, New York; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on dark tan paper; Sheet: 30.5 x 44.8 cm (12 x 17 5/8 in.) Mat (Mat): 17 5/8 x 11 15/16 in. (44.7 x 30.3 cm); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-180

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