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Drawing, View of Snow Covered Mount Chimborazo Drawn Near Guanojo and Guaranda, Ecuador, June 12, 1857

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated June 12, 1857 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on cream-colored 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: 32.4 x 55.1 cm (12 3/4 x 21 11/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in ink at lower left: Lugt 457c

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, with numbers and letters througout; again,at top right: Near Guanojo(near Guaranda) / June 12th //57: again, at left of upper right: a- light spot / b- Much broken up brown and green / k- sometimes covered with / snow thinly; again, at upper right: 2- Green Emerald / 3-Rich warm green / 4-Green /5- Soft smooth golden Brown / 6- Dark spots / 7-Rich greenish Brown/ 8 Brown ring (?) of green / 9-Beautiful variety of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 in streaks / 10- Trees clambering(?) up sides near top brown; again, at lower left: Double sketch; and again, at bottom left: c Rich orange earth / d Blackish with streks of color and white spots / e- Purplish brown with patches of grass / f- White yellowish earth / g- more bluish than e / h Grayish yellow / i Rich green

Cite this object as

Drawing, View of Snow Covered Mount Chimborazo Drawn Near Guanojo and Guaranda, Ecuador, June 12, 1857; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Ecuador; graphite, brush and white gouache on cream-colored paper; Sheet: 32.4 x 55.1 cm (12 3/4 x 21 11/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-221

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