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Preliminary Sketch for the Painting "The Flight into Egypt"

Object Number: 
1935.85.1.82
Date: 
1878-1883
Medium: 
Graphite on ivory paper
Dimensions: 
Sheet: 11 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (28.3 x 18.1 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in graphite at lower right: "Sketch for 'The Flight into Egypt' / for painting"
Description: 
Reproduction of this drawing in Beckwith scrapbooks in NYHS library, volume 1, page 45. Captioned: "Virgin and Child from "The Flight into Egypt."" Also see NY Times article, March 8, 1895, "Cannon Talks Claptrap." In a later section titled, "An Exhibition of Madonnas," the article mentions JCB's watercolor "Flight into Egypt." Drawing from a bound album with 180 drawings (179 tipped in, one on verso of albumn page) by Beckwith and Sargent. Verso: Sketch of a man, seen from behind.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group