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Drawing, House and Shed, Calamar, Colombia, May 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated May 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on light gray laid 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

21.5 x 28.5 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: part of the letters K F

It is inscribed

Lower right in graphite : At Calamara / May - 53 - Rio Magdalena

Cite this object as

Drawing, House and Shed, Calamar, Colombia, May 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite, brush and white gouache on light gray laid paper; 21.5 x 28.5 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/4 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-56

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