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Drawing, Great Island, Study of Rock Cliffs, possibly 1859

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

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

Its dimensions are

11.5 × 20.8 cm (4 1/2 × 8 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: Great Island

Cite this object as

Drawing, Great Island, Study of Rock Cliffs, possibly 1859; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on light brown paper; 11.5 × 20.8 cm (4 1/2 × 8 3/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-448

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