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Drawing, Niagara Falls from the American Side, October 1856

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated October 1856 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on gray-green wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

Image: 44.8 x 30.6 cm (17 5/8 x 12 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: Oct/56

Cite this object as

Drawing, Niagara Falls from the American Side, October 1856; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on gray-green wove paper; Image: 44.8 x 30.6 cm (17 5/8 x 12 1/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-317-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.

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