Colombia, Barranquilla, Two Houses

Frederic Edwin ChurchApril 1853

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

A study of two houses with thatched roofs and painted white exterior walls. A woman stands in the doorway of the house at center, gazing into the dirt road in the foreground. A fence constructed of saplings is at left, adjoining the house.

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  • Title: Colombia, Barranquilla, Two Houses
  • Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
  • Date Created: April 1853
  • Signed: Signed and dated in oil, at bottom right: F. CHURCH APRIL / - 53.
  • Provenance: Louis P. Church
  • Paper Support: Paperboard
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in graphite, at bottom left: Barranquilla.
  • Exhibitions: Washington, DC - SITES, "Sketches by Frederic Edwin Church," July 16, 1966 - February 4, 1968.Washington, DC - SAAM [formerly National Collection of Fine Arts], "Frederic Edwin Church," February 9, 1966 - March 13, 1966; Albany, NY - Institute of History of Art, March 30, 1966 - April 30, 1966; New York, NY - Knoedler Galleries, June 1, 1966 - June 30, 1966.
  • Dimensions: 31.6 x 44.6 cm (12 7/16 x 17 9/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Pablo Navas Sanz de Santamaria, 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), 51.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Louis P. Church
  • Medium: Brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard