Portraits of the Elder Miss Abbey Sharp Seated and the African American Domestics Suguey and Susan and a Chair

Object Number: 
1953.253
Date: 
1809
Medium: 
Graphite and brown wash on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 31.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower left, ink and pencil: "Miss abbey sharp/[indecipherable] and susan/[torn]y 7bre 1809"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Miss abbey Sharp." below in graphite: "Suguey[?] and Susan"; below brown ink: "[cut]oy 7bre 1809"
Description: 
Double portrait
Gallery Label: 
Miss Sharp is at the left, and two studies of Susan, evidently a domestic, are in the center. An arm chair is at the right.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group