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Drawing, Landscape with Mount Purese, Colombia, August 6, 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated August 6, 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and oxidized white gouache on buff-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: 30.6 x 46.7 cm (12 1/16 x 18 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, with figures and various locations: Clouds / rich green / warm / rock and trees / wheat / wheat bluish / trees / warm / gray rock / grass / rocks / maize / Bushes / rich green, deep / mid green / solitary / very light / beautifu green / rocks projecting / growth scanty / foreground; and at top right: 6 Rock and vegetation / general effect warm/ Purese Aug. 6 - / 53 / 2 salmon color light / 3 grey / 4 wheat rich green / 5 small (over scanty) growth but / rich in green / Broken into masses of / trees bare soil bushes / grass and presenting a variety of green tints; and again at bottom center: the East direction.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Landscape with Mount Purese, Colombia, August 6, 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite, brush and oxidized white gouache on buff-colored paper.; Sheet: 30.6 x 46.7 cm (12 1/16 x 18 3/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-90

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