Woman Reading, from the Economical School Series

Woman Reading, from the Economical School Series
Title
Woman Reading, from the Economical School Series
Date 
c. 1810-14
Medium 
Black chalk, charcoal, and graphite on light blue paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 15.9 x 19 cm )
Description 
Figure
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1953.274o
Gallery Label 
This sketch is one of nineteen drawings made by the baroness at the Economical School (Ecole Economique) which Baron Hyde de Neuville was instrumental in founding in New York in 1810 "to promote instruction, to render it economical, and to afford some education to the children of French emigrants and other strangers." The sketches represent students and others on the premises in various poses of study and daily activity.
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