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Drawing, Icebergs near Cape St. John and Gull Island, Newfoundland, July 4, 1859

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 4, 1859 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and white gouache, graphite on gray 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

27.5 x 45.4 cm (10 13/16 x 17 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: July 4th/59; center right: July 4th/59; lower right: Cape Johns and Gull Island / July 4th/59; center left: 2. Beautiful luminous reflected light

Cite this object as

Drawing, Icebergs near Cape St. John and Gull Island, Newfoundland, July 4, 1859; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and white gouache, graphite on gray paper; 27.5 x 45.4 cm (10 13/16 x 17 7/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-293

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