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Drawing, American Falls, Niagara River, 1856

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 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 15.5 cm (3 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at various locations: blue/ yellow white grey/ thundery/ smoky light/ blue green; and dated (?), at lower right: 1856

Cite this object as

Drawing, American Falls, Niagara River, 1856; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on green wove paper; Sheet: 9.6 x 15.5 cm (3 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-149-a

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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