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Italian Farmhouse on Hill; verso: abstract shapes cleaning of brush

Object Number: 
X.443gg
Date: 
1861-62
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on blue paper, from a disassembled album
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 7 in. ( 12.7 x 17.8 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower left: "This grass[?] / . . . [illegible]"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at the lower left in graphite: "This gras / no idea of this / house of color ... / standing out in bold relief / against the ? and in the / dark and full of color"
Gallery Label: 
The album in which this sketch was received is inscribed on the flyleaf, "Sketches made by/Thomas H. Hotchkiss/Rome, Italy." Hotchkiss and Lucy Durand Woodman, the mother of Nora D. Woodman, were friends; moreover, similar inscriptions appear on other items presented by Miss Woodman to the Society. She is therefore assumed to be the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Provenance: 
Estate of Thomas Hiram Hotchkiss; Asher B. durand and Family; Lucy Durand Woodman, Orange, New Jersey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group