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Drawing, Nightfall near Olana

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated August 1872 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint 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

24.2 x 35.8 cm (9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed with initials and dated, by scratching through paint, at bottom left: FEC Aug. 1872.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Nightfall near Olana; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint on paperboard; 24.2 x 35.8 cm (9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.) ; Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-587

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