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Drawing, A Detailed Study of a Seated Man and a Group of Plants, Ecuador, 1857, probably May

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1857, probably May and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on cream-colored 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: 25.9 x 17.6 cm (10 3/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite with numbers at various locations, and at upper left: 2 Long fibrous grass / 3 Delicate vine / stringy whitish green / flowers (covered); again, at lower right: very large & leaved / grass large as corn; and again, at bottom left: red.

Cite this object as

Drawing, A Detailed Study of a Seated Man and a Group of Plants, Ecuador, 1857, probably May; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Ecuador; graphite, brush and white gouache on cream-colored paper; Sheet: 25.9 x 17.6 cm (10 3/16 x 6 15/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-841

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