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Drawing, Rim of the American Falls, Niagara River

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1856 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on green 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

Sheet: 9.6 x 15.1 cm (3 3/4 x 5 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in ?, at ?: bluish / green; clo.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Rim of the American Falls, Niagara River; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on green wove paper.; Sheet: 9.6 x 15.1 cm (3 3/4 x 5 15/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-145-c

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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