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Drawing, View near Popayan including Mount Purese Volcano,Cauca River, Colombia, August 8, 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated August 8, 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is recto: graphite, touched with brush and oxidized white gouache on greenish paper verso: graphite, touched with brush and oxidized white gouache on greenish 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: 32.1 x 42.9 cm (12 5/8 x 16 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite at various locations with numbers, marks and: grass / brown yellow / brownish / yellowish green / All trees like bushes / Browns, bluish greens / Broken greens / patches of bushes/ scattered bushes / yellow green; again, at upper center: View near Popayan including the famous volcano of Purese / Popayan Aug- //53 / Cauca River Refer to pocket sketch book for / a more accurate sketch of the mountain; again, at upper right: oo A splendid / narrow / streak of sunlight glanced across the land- / scape following the undulations of the / hills and trees in a most delightful manner / At another time the parts marked with back scratches were in deep shadow / Remember the ashes about the crater, the yellow / grass the whitest rocks, the trees below and / the numerous fields; again, upper far right: 2- green 3- yellowish 4- Brown / 5- Bushes 6- Bright yellow ripe corn / 7- Rock 8- scattered bushes and / brown rock and earth / 9 Bushes light green / 10- Rich orange ochre- Break / 11- Green with yellow stalks of - maize / 12- stone wall; again, at lower right: not in the fore ground; and again at bottom center: E [with arrow pointing upward] Verso: Inscribed in graphite, at lower left: Red break in soil.

Cite this object as

Drawing, View near Popayan including Mount Purese Volcano,Cauca River, Colombia, August 8, 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; recto: graphite, touched with brush and oxidized white gouache on greenish paper verso: graphite, touched with brush and oxidized white gouache on greenish paper; Sheet: 32.1 x 42.9 cm (12 5/8 x 16 7/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-91

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