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Artist Washing His Brushes

Artist Washing His Brushes
Title
Artist Washing His Brushes
Date 
c. 1876
Medium 
Graphite on ivory paper.
Dimensions 
Sheet: 3 13/16 x 4 7/16 in. (9.7 x 11.3 cm)
Description 
Drawing from a bound album of 308 tipped in works by Beckwith. Verso: Two sketches of a lioness
Credit Line 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Object Number 
1935.85.2.242
Inscriptions 
Inscribed in graphite at lower left: "washing brushes in the [big?...illegible]"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group