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Drawing, Valley of El Arabah

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated February 21, 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

27.3 x 43.8 cm (10 3/4 x 17 1/4 in.) Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Bottom left: "Valley of El Arabah"/ Feb. 21st 68 corrected from "20st" to "21st" Center: "2 Mt Hor / 3 Dry sandy bed white / 4 gold sandy color / 5 Golden Brown / 6 Richer redder Brown / 7 Plain greyer and whiter / Mountains lovely blue over shadowed by / a word struck out / clouds and streaked with shadows / Cloud shadows on plain dark purple. Snow thin on mountains occasional / brilliant gleam. Light on mountains like opalescent fire". Inscribed in graphite at lower left: Valley of El Arabah / Feb. 21st 68; various color notations at lower center.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Valley of El Arabah; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on gray wove paper; 27.3 x 43.8 cm (10 3/4 x 17 1/4 in.) Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-583

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