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The Old Beadle After a Study by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier

Object Number: 
1952.442
Date: 
1856
Medium: 
Black crayon on gray paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 21 x 13.3 cm ) mat: 14 x 8 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 21.6 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Undated letter reported on the "back of the sketch (probably old mount)" not extant: "294 Fifth Ave / My Dear Old Friend, / At La Farge's sale some nights ago, I was so fortunate as to secure the crayon sketch which accompanies this --Will you accept it as a token of the affectionate regard that I bear you? / Sincerely yours. G.T. Thomas"
Gallery Label: 
Lafarge's crayon sketch is taken from a study by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (ca. 1813-1891), dated 1856.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth T. Agnew
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group