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Drawing, Niagara: The Canadian Falls and Goat Island

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

28.3 x 45.7 cm (11 1/8 x 18 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in black ink, at lower left: Museum for Arts of Decoration - Cooper Union Verso: Stamped in black ink, at lower center: Museum of Arts of Decoration - Cooper Union

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in black ink: salman / Bright; and dated at bottom right: Oct. 1856. Verso: Inscribed in graphite: gross water

Cite this object as

Drawing, Niagara: The Canadian Falls and Goat Island; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Canada; graphite, brush and white gouache on tan wove paper; 28.3 x 45.7 cm (11 1/8 x 18 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-33-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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