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Drawing, Mount Altar, Ecuador, sho, July 13, 1857

This is a Drawing. It is dated July 13, 1857 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, some white gouache support: buff paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was catalogued by Rudolph Berliner. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

33.7 x 54.3 cm (13 1/4 x 21 3/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Lower left: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union verso: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union

It is inscribed

In graphite, lower foreground: El Altar - upper part tipped with fire / 2 cloud same color / Sky neutral warm running into green blue dull / Moun- tains below peculiar olive cool and touched with green somewhat luminous - below cool rich greens and dark forests / El Altar July 13th 57 - Riobamba

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Drawing, Mount Altar, Ecuador, sho, July 13, 1857; USA; graphite, some white gouache support: buff paper; 33.7 x 54.3 cm (13 1/4 x 21 3/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-253

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