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Drawing, Cloud Study

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated March 1871 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard. 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

25.7 x 32.9 cm (10 1/8 x 12 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Verso in graphite: March 1871

It is inscribed

Verso: in graphite, Splendid deep purple blue. Bank yellow brown. 6 purple grey dark with / edges clearly lighted / 2 rich yellow / 3 Dazzling orange spot clouds / 7 luminous green / grey cool / 4 rich reddish orange softened / 5 less bright / 8 not strongly defined / March 1871. In graphite at TR (upside down): Presented 1917 / by Mr. L.P. Church 586

Cite this object as

Drawing, Cloud Study; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard; 25.7 x 32.9 cm (10 1/8 x 12 15/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-586

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