Powder Plant Drying House of E. I. Du Pont De Nemours, Wilmington, Delaware
Graphite and charcoal on paper
Overall: 6 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. ( 15.6 x 19 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
date: lower left: "7bre 1810" inscription: lower center, ink: "Le Sechoir de la Manufacture de Mr. I. Dupont"
Inscribed at lower center outside image in brown ink: "7bre 1810 Le Séchor's dela Manufacture de Mr. I. Dupont."
A view of the drying shed of the powder plant erected on the brandywine River in 1802 by the de Neuvilles' friend Eleuthere Irenee du Pont de Nemours (1771-1834). Irenee's elder brother, Victor du Pont de Nemours (1767-1827), lived at Angelica, New York, from 1806 to 1809, where the de Neuvilles visited with him in 1807 and purchased a farm.
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
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