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Drawing, Coconut Palm, Jamaica

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated June 14, 1865 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on green-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

Sheet: 27.5 x 22 cm (10 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in ink at lower center: Lugt 457c Verso: Stamped in ink at bottom center: Lugt 457d

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite, at bottom right: The Coil (coir) or wrapping greyish brown / yellow brown lights / Cocoanut [sic] Palm / Jamaica June / 65 Verso: Inscribed in graphite, across upper center: Tom Cringles Log -- Michael Scott / The Cruise of the Midge -- about Jamaica.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Coconut Palm, Jamaica; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Jamaica; graphite on green-gray paper; Sheet: 27.5 x 22 cm (10 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-5

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