Seated African American Scrubwoman

Object Number: 
1953.251
Medium: 
Watercolor, charcoal, and graphite with a touch of white gouache on paper with sewing stitches along left margin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 19 x 16.5 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along lower edge in brown ink: "costume de Scrobeuse...d'après Jene nièce de Martha church"
Description: 
Figure: Portrait of African-American or mulatto young woman, seated facing left. Clothed in green short sleeved bodice and brown skirt; wooden bucket and scrub brush on floor. Inscribed in French: translated "Costume of Scrubwoman, after Jene niece of Martha Church."
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group