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Drawing, Night Fishing Scene

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1868–69 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil on cardboard. 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.

  • Textile, Starry Indigo
  • silk (88%), silver foil over washi paper (8%), polyester (4%).
  • Gift of Hosoo Co., Ltd..
  • 2015-46-1

Its dimensions are

17 x 28 cm (6 11/16 in. x 11 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Night Fishing Scene; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil on cardboard; 17 x 28 cm (6 11/16 in. x 11 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-1347

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