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Drawing, Mount Iliniza, Ecuador, July 3, 1857

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 3, 1857 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is recto: graphite, brush and white gouache on green 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: 31.1 x 43.2 cm (12 1/4 x 17 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at upper right: July 3d, 57 / - Illinissa -;again, at center: Paramo / gold brown; again, at center right: A recent storm had frosted many parts; again, at center right: This day observed the tall grass in / great profusion - It forms a conspicuous object / in nearly all the scenery from Guaranda to Quito / Also noticed today in Jacingua a church / with plastered roof etc. which covered with rich green moss was very picturesque; again, at lower right: 2; again, at lower far right: 2 Grey green and silvery moss / growing in matted masses contrasted / with the charred and blackened / rafters of the roof which project over the door -- higher up / rich green foliage cacti, etc. / grass.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Mount Iliniza, Ecuador, July 3, 1857; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Ecuador; recto: graphite, brush and white gouache on green paper; Sheet: 31.1 x 43.2 cm (12 1/4 x 17 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-259

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