Catharine Bissell (1831-1919)
Graphite on paper
Overall: 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 8.9 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Inscribed and signed along left margin vertically in graphite: " CATHARINE BISSELL / drawn by Elizabeth de Groot --"; verso inscribed: "C. Bissell d. of John Bissell. N.Y.C. Lawyer / & Martha Coggeshall Holly d. of David / & Martha (Coggeshall) Holly. Drawn by her / first cousin, Elizabeth King Hawley, / (Mrs. William de Groot), mother / of the donor, Adelaide Milton de Groot. / Catharine Bissell never married / her father had a large practice but / his prices were so large his clients / went e
The subject of this drawing was the daughter of John Bissell, a lawyer, and Martha Coggeshall (Holly) Bissell of Stamford, Connecticut. The artist was her first cousin.
Gift of Adelaide Milton De Groot
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