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Drawing, Cloudy Sky over Mountains

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated ca. 1860–70 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache [oxidized] on grey 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

11.9 × 19.3 cm (4 11/16 × 7 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: smoky luminous warmth; lower right: 2 - greenish golden dusky / 3 - cadmium; additional figure and colors notations throughout: yel grey blue; cool purp; smoky ourp / stealing / left

Cite this object as

Drawing, Cloudy Sky over Mountains; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache [oxidized] on grey paper; 11.9 × 19.3 cm (4 11/16 × 7 5/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-1023

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