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Drawing, Floating Icebergs

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. We acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint, graphite on tan paperboard. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

“Icebergs, to the imaginative soul,” reflects Noble, “have a kind of individuality and life. They startle, frighten, awe; they astonish, excite, amuse, delight, and fascinate; clouds, mountains and structures, angels, demons, animals and men spring to the view of the beholder.”

This object was donated by Louis P. Church.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Floating Icebergs; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint, graphite on tan paperboard; 1917-4-290-a

In addition to After Icebergs, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition MMA American Wing Frederic Church Oil Sketches.

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