Sketches from South America, probably from Colombia. Birds, Trees. As in -134.

Frederic Edwin Church1853

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Horizontal view containing a flock of flying birds, with a bird flying toward the left and a standing bird, at upper left; two tree tops, at upper right of center left; and a tree at lower left; and a group of trees and bushes, at lower right.

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  • Title: Sketches from South America, probably from Colombia. Birds, Trees. As in -134.
  • Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
  • Date Created: 1853
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in graphite, at upper margin: In this flock were / two a little smaller and / of rose color -- young birds; again, at center: Memorandum - / the variety of tints / and shades of green / are remarkable.
  • Exhibitions: Philadelphia, PA - University of Pennsylvania, Arthur Ross Gallery - "Frederic E. Church: Under Changing Skies," September 26 to December 13, 1992 [sole venue]; Katonah, NY - January 9, 1993 - March 14, 1993; Honover, NH - Dartmouth College, Hood Museum, April 10, 1993 - June 20, 1993.
  • Dimensions: Sheet: 21.5 x 27.9 cm (8 7/16 x 11 in.)
  • Bibliography: Dee, Elaine Evans. Frederic E. Church: Under Changing Skies (Philadelphia: Arthur Ross Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania, 1992), 11-13 (illus.). 54, no. 8.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), 58, b.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Louis P. Church
  • Medium: Graphite on gray wove paper