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Drawing, View Overlooking Chota Valley, Between Ibarra and Puntal, Ecuador

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated August 1853 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Louis P. Church. It is credited Gift of Louis P. Church.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 31.1 x 45.1 cm (12 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Cooper Union stamp(Lugt 457c) struck twice in black, lower left corner; Cooper Union stamp in black(457e), verso, center

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: recollection of a view overlooking the / Valley of Chota / recollect the splendid warmth of the middleground / the various gradations of the mountain blue The innumerable / diversity of line, of breaks in the mountains of color, the contrast of the rich green of / the fields with the brown of the mountains and the ma[g]nificently grand effect of / the parallel sweep of rays from the sun overwhelming the landscape. / Also the diversity of light and shade as expressed by the shadows of the / mountains of the clouds and the bright glances of yellow light from the / grain fields and white rocks; at top right, a numbered and annotated list, in two columns, of color and other notes corresponding to the numbers on the drawing: left column, 2 - grain yellow / ; 4 - mountains warm/brown with occasionally / a rich greeen or yellow field. / 6- river Chota/8- very distant high / mountians too distant / to distinguish snow 10- broken with hills with level summits some covered with green / Aug 53; right column, 3- narrow plain with rich yellow green / fields very conspicuous / 5- village / 7- very extensive plain which weeps/ up at the right to a mountain. Is covered/with fields, villages, losts of wood houses, etc. / 9- plain; lower right: small river/the plain through which the river Chota ran / was rich in green trees etc.; at upper center: S[arrow pointing up]E; inscribed throughout with numbers.

Cite this object as

Drawing, View Overlooking Chota Valley, Between Ibarra and Puntal, Ecuador; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on cream paper; Sheet: 31.1 x 45.1 cm (12 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-110

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