Drawing, Island off Henly Harbour and Two Floating Icebergs, July 16, 1859
This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 16, 1859 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on light brown paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
In the far North, Church encountered a landscape of water and ice. His sketches reveal a fascination with the varied forms of icebergs, shaped by the elements. Waves, currents, sunshine, and storms acted on each iceberg to produce unique surface patterns. Some icebergs revealed fresh fractures, sharply cut like broken porcelain. Others were rounded and polished by the weather.
This object was
Louis P. Church.
It is credited
Gift of Louis P. Church.
Its dimensions are
11.5 × 20.5 cm (4 1/2 × 8 1/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, lower right of top drawing: Island off Henly Harbor July 16th.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Island off Henly Harbour and Two Floating Icebergs, July 16, 1859; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on light brown paper; 11.5 × 20.5 cm (4 1/2 × 8 1/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-366-a