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Drawing, Coconut Palm, Jamaica, June 1865

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated June 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.

  • Arum Maculatum, 1875–1898
  • wood, papier-mâché, cardboard, plaster, reed pith, metal, string, feathers,....
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
  • 22.2018.7

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 27.3 x 21.4 cm (10 3/4 x 8 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in ink, at center: Lugt 457c

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at lower left: Cocoa Nut [sic] Palm / Jamaica June /65; and again, at lower right: Portion of / root.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Coconut Palm, Jamaica, June 1865; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Jamaica; graphite on green-gray paper; Sheet: 27.3 x 21.4 cm (10 3/4 x 8 7/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-6-a

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