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Drawing, Sketches, Paestum, Southern Italy

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated April 1869 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on light gray 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

30.3 x 44.1 cm (11 15/16 x 17 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Recto, in graphite: weeds bushes / wall (location & date - according to catalogue card); verso: olive tree / too large.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sketches, Paestum, Southern Italy; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on light gray paper; 30.3 x 44.1 cm (11 15/16 x 17 3/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-495-a

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