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Drawing, Drawing. Sketch. The Chimborazo shown from Riobamba, Ecuador, July 13, 1857

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 13, 1857 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on tan wove 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: 35.7 x 55 cm (14 1/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in ink at lower left: Lugt 457c

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite with numbers throughout and at lower left: Chimborazo and ...[erased] / Riobamba July 13 // 57; again at bottom left: 10 very luminous / Under this affect - Chimborazo looked lofty and grand; and again at bottom right: 2 - Edged with blue light / 3 - Brilliant gold / 4 - Laky neutral darkish / Mountain (snow) darker than 4 and of a cool white in shadow / blue / 5 - grey blue sky warm / 6 very luminous and edges of clouds become dazzling / 7 - warm light / 8 warm laky - Brown below / 9Edge of this cloud luminous and warm

Cite this object as

Drawing, Drawing. Sketch. The Chimborazo shown from Riobamba, Ecuador, July 13, 1857; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Ecuador; graphite on tan wove paper; Sheet: 35.7 x 55 cm (14 1/16 x 21 5/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-258

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