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Drawing, Glacier, Bridge and House (Sketches from the Alps)

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated September 1868 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on grey laid paper verso: graphite, pen and black ink on grey laid 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

12 × 21 cm (4 3/4 × 8 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, center, near glacier: green; upper right: 6 snow soft golden line almsot greenish like / moon at twilight through clouds - Blue sky / clouds tipped at top with orange / x grey debris; lower right: 2 open places warm greenish yellow illuminated rock / with streaks of snow / 3 glacier rich brilliant rosy tint / 4 deep laky glow 5 Delicate mi[l]ky pinky / clouds in shadow Verso: Inscribed in graphite, lower left: Near Macugaga / Sep 11/1868

Cite this object as

Drawing, Glacier, Bridge and House (Sketches from the Alps); Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite on grey laid paper verso: graphite, pen and black ink on grey laid paper; 12 × 21 cm (4 3/4 × 8 1/4 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-872

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