Drawing, Iceberg, Battle Harbour, Labrador
This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1859 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint on paperboard . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Church’s hunt for icebergs led to frequent deviations from the ship’s planned course, in particular when they spotted what Noble describes as “a white pinnacle just pricking above the horizon.” In these sketches, Church accentuated the icebergs against vast, abstract expanses of sea.
This object was
Louis P. Church.
It is credited
Gift of Louis P. Church.
Its dimensions are
13.5 × 35 cm (5 5/16 × 13 3/4 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.)
It has the following markings
Verso: Stamp in black ink: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration [Lugt 457d]
It is inscribed
Verso: Inscribed in graphite, center: Battle Harbor ...St. Lewis (?) Bay [Labrador]
Cite this object as
Drawing, Iceberg, Battle Harbour, Labrador; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint on paperboard ; 13.5 × 35 cm (5 5/16 × 13 3/4 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-296-c