This object is currently on display in room 213 as part of After Icebergs. There are 3 other images of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

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Drawing, Iceberg, Newfoundland, June 21, 1859

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated June 21, 1859 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and white gouache, graphite on brown paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

In the early 20th century, the museum acquired thousands of drawings by artists. The museum’s founders believed that these sketches would help students of decorative arts understand the importance of drawing as a tool for comprehending our natural world. To this day, Church’s drawings inspire and inform, as they reveal the value of observing nature as part of the creative process.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

11.5 × 20.9 cm (4 1/2 × 8 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: June 21st. / 59

Cite this object as

Drawing, Iceberg, Newfoundland, June 21, 1859; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and white gouache, graphite on brown paper; 11.5 × 20.9 cm (4 1/2 × 8 1/4 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-319-a

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