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Drawing, Village of Kuseiyeh, Mount Lebanon in the Distance

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated May 1868 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

27.6 × 44.5 cm (10 7/8 × 17 1/2 in.) Mat: 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed: figures brown / bare / grain / light yellowish, brown / soil; road; light / green. Bottom left: 2 yellowish green lighter / 3 poplars rich green. Bottom center: kasweyh / crumbly grey brown rocks / village same color soft yellowish brown light / roofs little higher / continuation of the sketch toward right: a road, hills. Inscribed: Darker / soft tints / graves / grey / green / Broken earth / road grass

Cite this object as

Drawing, Village of Kuseiyeh, Mount Lebanon in the Distance; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on cream paper; 27.6 × 44.5 cm (10 7/8 × 17 1/2 in.) Mat: 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-1299

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