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Drawing, Tequendama Falls near Bogotá, Colombia, 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is recto: graphite, brush and oxidized white gouache on brown paper verso: graphite on brown paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

31.4 × 45 cm (12 3/8 × 17 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamp in black ink, lower left (Lugt 457c): Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union Verso: Stamped in ink, at bottom center: Lugt 457d

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite with numbers at various locations; upper left: This mountain has / a rather barren appearance / like one cleared as in the States; again, at upper right edge: yellow / brown; again, at center right: Brown and grey / bushes; and at bottom right: 2 reddish green / 3 Yellowish grey / 4 grey / 5 reddish purple / 6 dark brown / 7 Blackish / warm / 8 Streak of salmon col[or]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Tequendama Falls near Bogotá, Colombia, 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; recto: graphite, brush and oxidized white gouache on brown paper verso: graphite on brown paper; 31.4 × 45 cm (12 3/8 × 17 11/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-264

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