Profile Portrait of Seated African American Scrubwoman
Watercolor, charcoal, and graphite with a touch of white gouache on paper with sewing stitches along left margin
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 )
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."
inscription (ink): Inscribed in ink at lower edge of sheet: "Costume de Serabeuse, d'apres Jene niece de Martha church"
Inscribed along lower edge in brown ink: "costume de Scrobeuse...d'apr
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
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