This and 281 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Album, Scraps and Sketches by Frederick [sic] S. Church vol. 1.

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1938

  • We acquired this object.

2018

2023

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Drawing, A Sensible Move: Our Marine Artist Utilizes the Sea Serpent

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederick Stuart Church and collected by Dr. Dudley Tenney. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

19.4 × 23.1 cm (7 5/8 × 9 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, right center: A Sensible Move. / OUR Marine Artist utilizes the Sea Serpent.; lower margin: Draw / A very pretty female artist sketching Marine view. She has her / Easel & stool[?] strapped to the serpent

Cite this object as

Drawing, A Sensible Move: Our Marine Artist Utilizes the Sea Serpent; Frederick Stuart Church (American, 1842–1924); Collected by Dr. Dudley Tenney (New York City); USA; pen and black ink on paper; 19.4 × 23.1 cm (7 5/8 × 9 1/8 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-1070-129

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