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Sketches from South America, probably from Colombia. Botanical sketches. A house.

Frederic Edwin Church1853

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Horizontal view of containing trees on the bank of a river at top left; tree tops at bottom left; a house beneath trees at bottom center; and bushes with inscribed figures at bottom right.

Details

  • Title: Sketches from South America, probably from Colombia. Botanical sketches. A house.
  • Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
  • Date Created: 1853
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Louis P. Church
  • Medium: Graphite on gray paper
  • Markings: Watermark: Parts of the letters K and F.
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in graphite, at lower left corner: Very beautiful brownish/ green foliage, feathery. Stems and trunk very light. The/ ramifications conspicuous hearly to the ends of the twigs; and again, at lower right: 2- green hanging veg / etation resembles a species / of parasite / 3 earthy rock.
  • Dimensions: Sheet: 21.5 x 28.2 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), 58, a.

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