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Lake Como, May 3, 1869 (verso, from sketchbook)

Artist:
Jervis McEntee (American, Rondout, New York 1828–1891 Rondout, New York)
Date:
1869
Medium:
Graphite, white gouache, on blue paper
Dimensions:
4 1/2 x 9 in. (11.4 x 22.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.217.4a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 773
McEntee studied landscape painting with Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900) and had close ties with many of the artists of the Hudson River School. In 1868–69, he traveled to England, France, Italy, and Belgium. This small, portable sketchbook contains drawings made in the Roman Campagna and the Italian Lake District. As in this drawing of Lake Como, McEntee often spread his compositions across both sheets of his open sketchbook to record broad panoramic vistas.
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