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Drawing, Parasite Wound around a Tree Trunk, 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 cream-colored heavy wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 30.8 x 24.1 cm (12 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in ink, at center: Lugt 457c

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite, at various points: cactus / " ..... [?] nest" / original tree; and at bottom right: Parasite / Jamaica June / 1865 Verso: Inscribed in graphite, at center: strangler fig

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Drawing, Parasite Wound around a Tree Trunk, Jamaica, June 1865; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Jamaica; graphite on cream-colored heavy wove paper; Sheet: 30.8 x 24.1 cm (12 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-6-b

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