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1917

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Drawing, Floating Icebergs, July 1, 1859

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 1, 1859 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on blue-green wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church and catalogued by Julia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

27.5 x 45.5 cm (10 13/16 x 17 15/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower left: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration [Lugt 457c]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, on third and fourth sketch, top row: 2 / 2 Blue exquisite green blue / strange supernatural; on second sketch fourth row: 3 / 3 Exquisite opalescent blue green; lower right: July 1st/59

Cite this object as

Drawing, Floating Icebergs, July 1, 1859; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on blue-green wove paper; 27.5 x 45.5 cm (10 13/16 x 17 15/16 in. ); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-298

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18196667/ |title=Drawing, Floating Icebergs, July 1, 1859 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 September 2017 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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