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Drawing, Drawing. Botanical and cloud sketches near Quito, Ecuador, June 24, 1857

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated June 24, 1857 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on brown 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: 17.6 x 25.8 cm (6 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in ink, at center left: Lugt 457d Verso: Stamped in ink, at center: Lugt 457c

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite with numbers at various locations, and at upper left: 4- Intensely blue light / 5- blue purple shadow / 6- orange / 7- very dark; again, at upper right: 2 yellow flowers/ 3- Beautiful velvety olive brown / orange luminous / grass, green seed tops luminous yellow / green grass luminous edge; again, at center bottom: June 24th / -57 / Templo del sol ; and at lower right: 5- red between 2- Brown green / 6 luminous 3- green clear / 4- yellowish / green dark / lines yellowish /dark bottoms [ between (?)]-.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Drawing. Botanical and cloud sketches near Quito, Ecuador, June 24, 1857; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Ecuador; graphite on brown paper; Sheet: 17.6 x 25.8 cm (6 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-236

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