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Drawing, Study of Guacamaya, Bogotá, Colombia, June–July 1853

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated June–July 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and watercolor on buff 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

27.3 × 37.1 cm (10 3/4 × 14 5/8 in.) irreg. Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower left center (Lugt 457c): Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: Guaccomaya / Bogatá. At bottom: a berry of enormous size / Large, so called / Black berry - / colored / size in nature & / not extraordinary.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study of Guacamaya, Bogotá, Colombia, June–July 1853; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and watercolor on buff wove paper; 27.3 × 37.1 cm (10 3/4 × 14 5/8 in.) irreg. Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-877

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