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Drawing, Gray Iceberg

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated June or July 1859 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.

“Icebergs, to the imaginative soul,” reflects Noble, “have a kind of individuality and life. They startle, frighten, awe; they astonish, excite, amuse, delight, and fascinate; clouds, mountains and structures, angels, demons, animals and men spring to the view of the beholder.”

This object was donated by Louis P. Church. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

30.3 × 50.9 cm (11 15/16 × 20 1/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Gray Iceberg; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint on paperboard; 30.3 × 50.9 cm (11 15/16 × 20 1/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-749-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition After Icebergs.

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