There is one other image of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.


See more objects with the tag architecture, preparatory, antiquity, sketch, ruins, temples, Petra.

See more objects with the color grey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • We acquired this object.



  • You found it!

Drawing, Sketches from Petra, Jordan

This is a Drawing. It was created by Frederic Edwin Church. It is dated February 1868 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is pencil. creamy 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

Sheet: 17.7 x 24.8 cm (6 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sketches from Petra, Jordan; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; pencil. creamy paper.; Sheet: 17.7 x 24.8 cm (6 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church; 1917-4-668

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Drawing, Sketches from Petra, Jordan |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=11 August 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>