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Drawing, Camaca Palm, a Group of Trees and Vines on a River Bank, Bird, and a Bunch of Leaves, Rio Magdalena, Colombia, May 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated May 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on gray 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: 21.5 x 28.5 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Stamped in ink, at center and again at lower center: Lugt 457d

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at upper left: palma Camaca / Dead leaves; again, at upper right: May; again, center right: Reddish orange sandy bank / perpendicular broken with clefts and / magnificently rich with vines, grass plants / etc. Long vine stems trail down perpendic / ularly; and across bottom margin: Many of the trees present an exquisite effect where the / light yellowish and yellowish green leaves cap the small / masses of dark foliage / Some resemble the Hemlock / in Spring

Cite this object as

Drawing, Camaca Palm, a Group of Trees and Vines on a River Bank, Bird, and a Bunch of Leaves, Rio Magdalena, Colombia, May 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite on gray paper; Sheet: 21.5 x 28.5 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/4 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-851

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