Portrait of Rosa Stisi

Object Number: 
1935.85.1.15
Date: 
1878-1883
Medium: 
Graphite on ivory paper
Dimensions: 
Sheet: 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (14.6 x 9.5 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in graphite at lower left: "CB."; at lower center: "Rosa Stisi"; at upper right: "Rose"
Description: 
Rosa Stisi was an artists' model in Paris during the late 19th century who lived at 140 Rue St. Jacques; she also posed for Gustave Moreau's "Feuille d'études de femmes". Drawing from a bound album with 180 drawings (179 tipped in, one on verso of album page) by Beckwith and Sargent.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group