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Drawing, The Coast at Mount Desert

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated ca. 1850 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint, graphite over red ground on gray 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.

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Its dimensions are

30.5 x 40.8 cm (12 x 16 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in brush and medium brown paint on reddish ground, at lower left edge: WATSON [Capital letters, printed]

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Coast at Mount Desert; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil paint, graphite over red ground on gray paperboard; 30.5 x 40.8 cm (12 x 16 1/16 in.) ; Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-645

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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