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Drawing, Arrowroot and Cardamum Studies, Jamaica

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 greenish 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: 27.5 x 44.3 cm (10 13/16 x 17 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in ink, at lower center: Lugt 457c

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at left: Cardamon / leaves rich deep green edges often tipped / with orange brown. Many dead twisted leaves wh... [white ?] and dead stalks are a luminous straw brown / Jamaica June//65 J;again, at right: Arrow Root / Edges of leaves red maroon blending into / the green of the leaf, stems red - ribs on the / upper side sharp lines of dark maroon red; and, at right: Leaf reflects sky in a positive manner / Jamaica June //65

Cite this object as

Drawing, Arrowroot and Cardamum Studies, Jamaica; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Jamaica; graphite on greenish paper; Sheet: 27.5 x 44.3 cm (10 13/16 x 17 7/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-8

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