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Woman Scrubbing, from the Economical School Series; verso: eight sketches of figures

Object Number: 
c. 1810-14
Graphite and charcoal on light blue paper
Overall: 6 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 15.6 x 19.7 cm )
inscription: verso, lower left, brown ink: "[illegible]"
Verso inscribed (?) at lower left in brown ink illegibly
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.
Credit Line: 
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