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Drawing, Temples, Baalbek

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated May 6, 1868 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on gray wove 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

27.4 × 43.7 cm (10 13/16 × 17 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: yel[low] green; rich green / Brown; road; rich green; Brown green; wall; Brownish earth vine; at bottom left: sunlit parts rich gold tint shadows golden & brownish / 2. delicate lemon green (plain) / 3. golden shadow; at lower right: Baalbec May 6th 68/West; at center: Brownearth vine

Cite this object as

Drawing, Temples, Baalbek; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on gray wove paper; 27.4 × 43.7 cm (10 13/16 × 17 3/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-517

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