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Drawing, View of the Catskill Mountain House

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated July 1844 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on white wove 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

Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); 1/2 in depth

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite, at upper right: July 1844. Verso: Inscribed in graphite, at top: Dark purple edged with gold and red at the bottom each...?... / The sky a beautiful green The lowest - towards the south snuff color. / The most beautiful sunset that / ever was seen Nov. 1844.; again numbered, at various locations indicating: "1 Thus / 2 much broken thus / 3 thus (red); and again, along bottom: blue, brandy color, green, yellow.

Cite this object as

Drawing, View of the Catskill Mountain House; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on white wove paper; Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); 1/2 in depth; Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-1385

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.

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