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Colombia, Baranquilla Church

Frederic Edwin ChurchMay 1853

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

A study of a two story structure, identified as the Church in the town of Barranquilla, Columbia. The building is presented from the rear, prominently displaying the second story balconies. At right, the campanile, or bell tower, is shown. Behind the building, at left and right, additional buildings are shown. In the foreground a figure riding a burro animates this scene.

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  • Title: Colombia, Baranquilla Church
  • Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
  • Date Created: May 1853
  • Signed: Lower right in reddish brown oil paint : F. Church May-53
  • Provenance: Louis P. Church
  • Paper Support: Paperboard
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in graphite, on margin, lower right: Barranquilla Church
  • Dimensions: 31.8 x 44.7 cm (12 1/2 x 17 5/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Pablo Navas Sanz de Santamaria, The Journey of Frederic Edwin Church through Colombia and Ecuador, April-October 1853 (Bogata, Colombia: Villegas Asociados S.A. in association with Universidad de Los Andes and Thomas Greg & Sons, 2008), 55.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Louis P. Church
  • Medium: Brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard

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