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Drawing, Sketches of Ships, Venice, Italy

This is a Drawing. It was created by Samuel Colman. It is dated October 1872 and we acquired it in 1939. Its medium is graphite on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Samuel Colman. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Samuel Colman.

Its dimensions are

12.8 × 19 cm (5 1/16 × 7 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper center: Venice -; upper left: red & wht; lower left: green copper / White tips to masts & yards; lower right: yellow ochre sails; upper right [vertically]: warm brown / very cool sky / flat / cool blue; additional color notations, upper right.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sketches of Ships, Venice, Italy; Samuel Colman (American, 1832 - 1920); USA; graphite on paper; 12.8 × 19 cm (5 1/16 × 7 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. Samuel Colman; 1939-85-33

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