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Drawing, Shore of Lake and Foothills of Mount Katahdin, August 29, 1856

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated August 29, 1856 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on cream 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

30.9 x 46.5 cm (12 3/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: Later mountains became of a dark velvet purple, cool - / clouds lights silvery gray much broken with / rich orange lights at .x.2 . Brilliant gold spot; lower right: Katadin Aug 29th/56.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Shore of Lake and Foothills of Mount Katahdin, August 29, 1856; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on cream paper; 30.9 x 46.5 cm (12 3/16 x 18 5/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-633

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