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Drawing, Temple with Semua [present day as-Samu] in the Distance

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated February 17, 1868 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is graphite, brush and white gouache on gray 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

30.8 × 44.1 cm (12 1/8 × 17 3/8 in.) Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed: "grass". Bottom right: "Mottled with orange gray colored moss/ green weeds near bottom/ general color of stone brown gray/ Temple with Simûa in Background. Feby 17th/68/ (Eshtemoa)".

Cite this object as

Drawing, Temple with Semua [present day as-Samu] in the Distance; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; graphite, brush and white gouache on gray paper; 30.8 × 44.1 cm (12 1/8 × 17 3/8 in.) Mat: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-459

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