Horizontal viw of a plantain at left; a tree at right top; and the top of a ceiba tree at bottom.


  • Title: Botanical Sketches, South America
  • Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
  • Date Created: May 1853 ?
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Louis P. Church
  • Medium: Graphite, brush and oxidized white gouache on gray paper
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in graphite, at left: Plantain; again: reddish; again at bottom of left: Leaves rich green stem / warmish yellow & greenish. Bottom / of stalk brown, color of corn stack; again at bottom right: ceiba / Large trees / with / vines.
  • Dimensions: Sheet: 21.5 x 28.3 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: 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), 100.

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