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Drawing, Study for a Painting of Niagara Falls

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1856–57 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on paperboard. 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: 12.2 x 22.5 cm (4 13/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for a Painting of Niagara Falls; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on paperboard; Sheet: 12.2 x 22.5 cm (4 13/16 x 8 7/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-151-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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