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Drawing, Study of Sky, ca. 1860–70

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 on 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.

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Its dimensions are

8.8 × 15.5 cm (3 7/16 × 6 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite with figures throughout and color notations, upper margin: 2 cirri / yellow & / smoky / shadows [encircled]; 3- subdued yet rich burnt orange lightt / 4- clear pure blue excepting near the horizon which / was smoky inclining to yellow –/ about the sun dazzling lights & glow; 5- Smoky shadow / inclining to purple

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study of Sky, ca. 1860–70; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on paper; 8.8 × 15.5 cm (3 7/16 × 6 1/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-1283-b

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