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Drawing, Icebergs Under Cloudy Skies

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 buff paperboard. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

“Every curve, swell and depression have the finish of the most exquisite sculpture, and all drips with silvery water as if newly risen from the deep,” records Noble as he and Church approached an iceberg off Fogo, Newfoundland towering above their ship. Church revered the sheer monumentality of the icebergs, referring to their forms as “ice-architecture.”

This object was donated by Louis P. Church.

  • Plasticeberg, 2017
  • poster.
  • Courtesy of Jorge Gamboa, first presented at La Bienal del Cartel Bolivia....
  • NATURE.043

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Drawing, Icebergs Under Cloudy Skies; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint, graphite on buff paperboard; 1917-4-305-a

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