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Drawing, American Falls Under a Cloudy Sky, Niagara River, possibly 1856

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated possibly 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 cm (3 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at upper right: 2 gold edge brilliant; again at various locations in center of image: 2 / silver shadow / warm / silver / gold / glassy [?] / sandy

Cite this object as

Drawing, American Falls Under a Cloudy Sky, Niagara River, possibly 1856; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on green wove paper; Sheet: 9.6 x 15 cm (3 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-150

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