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Drawing, Bridge over the River Combeima at Ibaque, Colombia, July 16, 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 16, 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white and oxidized gouache on cream-colored paper, discolored to dark brown on verso. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

23.2 x 29.7 cm (9 1/8 x 11 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in ink, at lower left: Lugt 457c Verso: Stamped in ink, at lower center: Lugt 457d

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite, at lower left: Bridge over the River Combeima / at Ibaque = The name given, was the name of a celebrated Indian chieftain / who governed part of the country and / distinguished himself by his prowess in / encounters with the Spaniards; and at lower center: July 16 - 1853 Verso: Inscribed in graphite, at upper left: Pincheon / Lispinard 3 doors below Church / Canal to church / Brushes Badger / Theodore Kelly / 16 Arcade / Phil.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Bridge over the River Combeima at Ibaque, Colombia, July 16, 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite, brush and white and oxidized gouache on cream-colored paper, discolored to dark brown on verso; 23.2 x 29.7 cm (9 1/8 x 11 11/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-77

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