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Drawing, View Overlooking San Francisco, On The Road Between Popayan and Pasto, Valley Of The Patia River, Colombia, August 13, 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated August 13, 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on light brown 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

31.3 x 45.8 cm (12 5/16 x 18 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in ink, at center: Lugt 457d

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite with numbers at various locations, and at top center: In the hollows of the hills and mountains grow / a few trees & bushes seaming out the lines - also a few scattered / trees; again at upper right: 2 Lake [?] 3. Elevated table brown / with salmon rocks or earth, light, / 4 - greenish blackish, brown velvety / 5 - brown green / 6 very high; again at center: Trees / Trees; again at lower center: Broken with spots and dots of bright yellow or orange soil and grey rocks; again at lower right: View overlooking san Francisco on the road / between Popayan & Pasto / Aug. 13 - / 53 ; at bottom right: Valley of Patia

Cite this object as

Drawing, View Overlooking San Francisco, On The Road Between Popayan and Pasto, Valley Of The Patia River, Colombia, August 13, 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite, brush and white gouache on light brown paper; 31.3 x 45.8 cm (12 5/16 x 18 1/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-92

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