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Drawing, A Group of Thirteen Botanical Studies from Colombia or Ecuador

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite on cream 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

27.5 × 45.9 cm (10 13/16 × 18 1/16 in.) Mat: 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamp in black ink, twice at lower left (Lugt 457c): Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union Verso: Stamped in ink, at center: Lugt 457d

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: strong marks red flowers / High bush with branches / of yellow flowers; center right: Green airplants / grey / dead leaves / red / rose col [or] flowers; lower left: brown seeds / Bocconia; at left: csir plant red flower; lower right: large bush / seed caps.

Cite this object as

Drawing, A Group of Thirteen Botanical Studies from Colombia or Ecuador; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); graphite on cream wove paper; 27.5 × 45.9 cm (10 13/16 × 18 1/16 in.) Mat: 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-879

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