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Studies of Sailing Ships and Coastal Landscapes

Frederic Edwin Churchca. 1850

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A sailing ship and two details of it. Distant view of four ships. At center, the masts of a ship shown behind a projecting shore, and at bottom, four views of sailing ships. A projecting shoreline is also shown.

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  • Title: Studies of Sailing Ships and Coastal Landscapes
  • Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
  • Date Created: ca. 1850
  • Physical Dimensions: w179 x h251 cm
  • Exhibitions: Rockland, ME: Farnsworth Art Museum. Inventing Arcadia: Artists and Tourists at Mount Desert Island, 13 June to 24 October 1999.
  • Dimensions: H x W x D: 25.1 x 18.2 cm (9 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Wilmerding, John. The Artist's Mount Desert: American Painters on the Main Coast. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1994: ill, p. 89, fig. 88.Belanger, Pamela J. Inventing Arcadia: Artists and Tourists at Mount Desert Island (Rockland, ME: Farnsworth Art Museum, 1999).
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Louis P. Church
  • Medium: Graphite, brush and white gouache on laminated paper(Top layer is green/ lower layer is off-white wove)

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