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Drawing, Base of the American Falls, Niagara

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated 1856–58 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard. 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

25 x 35 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Base of the American Falls, Niagara; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard; 25 x 35 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-326-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.

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