Drawing, Floating Icebergs, July 6 and 16, 1859
This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 6 and 16, 1859 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on light brown paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
In the early 20th century, the museum acquired thousands of drawings by artists. The museum’s founders believed that these sketches would help students of decorative arts understand the importance of drawing as a tool for comprehending our natural world. To this day, Church’s drawings inspire and inform, as they reveal the value of observing nature as part of the creative process.
This object was
Louis P. Church.
It is credited
Gift of Louis P. Church.
Its dimensions are
11.4 × 20.5 cm (4 1/2 × 8 1/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamp in black ink, center left (Lugt 457c): Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, upper left: July 6th.; upper right, below iceberg: Under the sun at 5PM; lower right: July 16
Cite this object as
Drawing, Floating Icebergs, July 6 and 16, 1859; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Canada; graphite, brush and white gouache on light brown paper; 11.4 × 20.5 cm (4 1/2 × 8 1/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-284-c