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Drawing, Landscape at Sunset, Jamaica

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 1865 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

Sheet: 27.3 x 44.5 cm (10 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Stamped in ink at center: Lugt 457d.

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower center with monogram and date: July / 65

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite with figures throughout,and begining at top left through to bottom right: cool blue grey; reflected pink of (ange); Delicate glow / warm; lost; orange red; gold streaks; glow; purp(le); blue; brown green; Mango silver edged. Bottom right: 2 silver grey light / 4 steel purp(le)/ Dark / 5 purp(le) / 6 warm purp(le) / 7 laky golden purp(le) ice / 8 lovely laky reflection/ from above; and again, at bottom center: Sun set/ Jamaica / July//65 / FEC.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Landscape at Sunset, Jamaica; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on gray wove paper; Sheet: 27.3 x 44.5 cm (10 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-690

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