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Drawing, Horseshoe Falls and Goat Island from the Canadian Bank

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated October 6, 1856 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on green-gray 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

28.5 x 45.5 cm (11 1/4 x 17 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in black ink, at lower left: Museum for Arts of Decoration - Cooper Union [Lugt 457c]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at lower right: 2 cedar with red creeper / 3 Grape vine / Oct. 6th 1856

Cite this object as

Drawing, Horseshoe Falls and Goat Island from the Canadian Bank; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); Canada; graphite, brush and white gouache on green-gray wove paper ; 28.5 x 45.5 cm (11 1/4 x 17 15/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-33-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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