Horizontal view of the fall of a brook, shown obliquely in the direction from above left to bottom right with a prominent rocky at left, into in a lake which is bordered by rocks in the background. A rainbow is shown below at right.


  • Title: A Waterfall in Colombia
  • Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
  • Creator Lifespan: 1826/1900
  • Date Created: June 1853
  • Physical Dimensions: w442 x h316 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Louis P. Church
  • Medium: Brush and oil paint on paperboardSupport: Cardboard
  • Inscribed: Inscribed with brush and ?oil paint, lower left: June 53
  • Exhibitions: Washington, DC - SITES, "Close Observation, Selected Oil Sketches by Frederic E. Church," 1978-1980.
  • Dimensions: Sheet: 31.6 x 44.2 cm (12 7/16 x 17 3/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Stebbins, Theodore. Close Observation: Selected Oil Sketches of Frederic E. Church from the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design (Washington, DC: SI Press, 1978), 64, no. 24.Navas Sanz de Santamaria, Pablo. The Journey of Frederic Edwin Church through Colombia and Ecuador, April-October 1853 (Bogata, Colombia: Villegas Editores in association with Universidad de los Andes and Thomas Greg & Sons, 2008), 78.

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