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Allegory of Simplicity

Allegory of Simplicity
Title
Allegory of Simplicity
Date 
c. 1850-70
Medium 
Graphite on card
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. ( 12.4 x 20 cm )
Description 
Allegory
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Whitney Hartshorne
Object Number 
1979.44
Marks 
signature: lower right:"Dallas" inscription: lower center: "Simplicity"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Simplicity --"; at lower center: "Simplicity --"
Gallery Label 
This sketch came to the society mounted in an album of sketches and engravings by Thomas S. Cummings and various other nineteenth-century American artists.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group