Portrait of a Woman, Study for "Cordelia"

Object Number: 
January 13, 1883
Graphite on ivory paper.
Sheet: 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (30.8 x 21 cm)
Inscribed in graphite at upper left, diagonally: "13th Jany 83 / Carroll Beckwith"
This drawing is a study for "Cordelia" by Carroll Beckwith. The model is Mary Joyce. See Beckwith scrapbooks in NYHS Library, volume 7, page 49 verso. Photo of painting in scrapbook inscribed in graphite below: "Cordelia - Mary Joyce in gown designed by / Walton - Owned by Frank Schlesinger" Also see scrapbooks volume 1, pp. 6 verso, 53, and 55 verso; volume 7, p. 51. Sketch from a bound album with 155 tipped in sketches by Beckwith.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group