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Drawing, Botanical Studies with Flying Parrots, Boquia, 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 tan-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: 31.8 x 46.7 cm (12 1/2 x 18 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: [JOH] ANNOT Recto: Stamped in ink, at lower left: Lugt 457c Verso: Stamped in ink, at lower center: Lugt 457d

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at upper center: Parrots; again, at center left: 2 - dead leaves of a / Brownish straw color / 3 Large bunches / of brilliant / scarlet berries / Coroso; again, at left center: This tree / grows in many / beautiful forms / often resembling / the Elm, with a / multiplicity of / branches which / are more ir-regular / than the Elm I - / Branches at top / vandyke brown; again, at center right: Dark green main / rib of leaf light green / - bush -; again, at lower left: 2 whitish grey green very / distinct from the mass of / green - in clustered / masses; again, at lower center: 2 dead / About 15 ft / high leaves very / large; again, at lower right: The same / Under side / of leaf very strongly / ribbed in - relief; and again, at bottom right: Boquia N. Granada / July - I 53

Cite this object as

Drawing, Botanical Studies with Flying Parrots, Boquia, Colombia, July 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite on tan-colored paper; Sheet: 31.8 x 46.7 cm (12 1/2 x 18 3/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-878

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