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Sketch: Lobinia Seated On Rock: barked & covered w/mylar

Object Number: 
1948.112
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Paper, ink, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 16 in. ( 31.8 x 40.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed in ink: "the name of the peaace (sic) is Lavinia seated on a rock I will send you the song as soon as I can get it" inscribed in ink: "plain grass shaded like that peace you painted at Mary Ann Noyes"
Description: 
Ink sketch on paper basted to linen; central image of Lavinia seated on a rock, with lighthouse, ocean and ship in left background; large tree in right foreground with small house behind. Notations include: "the name of this peace is Lavinia seated on a rock I will send you the song as soon as I can get it" and "plain grass shaded like that peace you painted at Mary Ann Noyes." Many notations for coloring.
Gallery Label: 
This sketch was donated by Miss Anna Gillingham along with a group of stitched and embroidered textiles and a watercolor picture. Included in the group is a sampler made by Sally Noyes in Middletown (Connecticut) in 1803 and another sampler worked by Catherine Noyes. This sketch may have been made by or for a member of the Noyes family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Anna Gillingham
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group