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Drawing, Botanical Sketches, possibly Coleus, Pandi, Colombia, July 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on cream-colored 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: 23.5 x 29.5 cm (9 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite, at upper right: Dark green / polished leaf / very large; again at center left: very large leaved / plant light yellowish green / 2- Dark reddish green ribs / against the light; and at center: Pandi / July -53- Verso: Inscribed in graphite, at right: Form of Coleus

Cite this object as

Drawing, Botanical Sketches, possibly Coleus, Pandi, Colombia, July 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite on cream-colored paper; Sheet: 23.5 x 29.5 cm (9 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-87

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