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1917

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Drawing, Sky over the Sea; Verso: Botanical sketches, Rooftops

This is a drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated May 1857 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is pencil, 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.

It is inscribed

Written lower right: "From Steamer Illinois / May-57." Verso: "Another plant / a flag grows behind the grasses... generally brown toward the bottom / ...floating plants... / yellow and light brown + green stem / balls or clusters of foliage / green or brown orange [crossed out] over pink...grasses water."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sky over the Sea; Verso: Botanical sketches, Rooftops; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; pencil, paper; Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-227

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