Possibly After an Assumption of the Virgin?

Object Number: 
1935.85.2.115
Date: 
c. 1875
Medium: 
Graphite, pastel(?), and white wash(?) on ivory paper.
Dimensions: 
Sheet: 5 7/8 x 3 9/16 in. (14.9 x 9 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Recto: Inscribed in graphite at upper center: "cherubs" Verso: Inscribed in graphite at upper left: "sky higher in / value than the / water"; at upper center: "blue dark"; and below: "Blue black"; at upper right: "blue"; at center left: "Warm [coloring?] the horizon"; at center: "[Red?] / Rosy"; below (in water): "affected by rosy light"; at lower left: "dark"; at lower center-right: "black gondola & figures / dark"
Description: 
Drawing from a bound album of 308 tipped in works by Beckwith. Verso: Sketch of horizon with gondola on water.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group