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Drawing, Botanical Sketches, Colombia, 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on light gray 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: 21.5 x 28.3 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Parts of the letters K and F. Similar to -104.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at top left: 2 Appear to be young / leaves of an indian red or / laky color these with the / green leaves and the white / flowers of a vine produce a pleasing effect; at top center: Tree; at top right: Tree with lilac / blossoms 2; at center: wild plantain; at bottom left: Bank; again at bottom right: 2 feathery seed.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Botanical Sketches, Colombia, 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Colombia; graphite on light gray paper; Sheet: 21.5 x 28.3 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-97

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