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Drawing, Aurora Borealis

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1860–70 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint, graphite on thin cream board. 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

16.2 x 25.2 cm (6 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Aurora Borealis; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint, graphite on thin cream board; 16.2 x 25.2 cm (6 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-1376

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