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1917

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Drawing, Sketches from the Rio Magdalena, Colombia: Leaf Boughs, Vine Stems, Guacamaya Tree Top, Bush and Tree Group, White Bird , and a Plant Detail, 1853, probably May

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1853, probably May and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and oxidized white on gray paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church and catalogued by Dr. Rudolph Berliner - do not use and Lillian Hill Clagett. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 21.5 x 28.3 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at upper left: Guacamaya / feathery; at upper center: vine stems; again, at center right: White birds on / the Magdalena

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sketches from the Rio Magdalena, Colombia: Leaf Boughs, Vine Stems, Guacamaya Tree Top, Bush and Tree Group, White Bird , and a Plant Detail, 1853, probably May; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite, brush and oxidized white on gray paper; Sheet: 21.5 x 28.3 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-846-b

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