Profile Portrait of a Woman and Study of a Ram at Bachelor Hall, New Jersey
Graphite on paper
Overall: 7 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. ( 19 x 20.6 cm )
inscription: lower, ink: "Bachelor hall, 9 7bre 1810 Nr B..."
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Bachelor-hall -- 9 7bre 1810. Ms B...."
According to the Baron Hyde de Neuville's memoirs, the de Neuvilles purchased a small piece of land in 1811, loosely identified as near New Brunswick, New Jersey and described as a sort of farm which the new owners had the good taste to transform into a pretty cottage. It is obvious, however, that they were in New Jersey before 1811, and it is suggested that Bachelor Hall was the name given to their country retreat.
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.