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Sketch for a Christmas Card: The Angel's Announcement to the Shepherds

Object Number: 
1935.85.1.67
Date: 
1878-1883
Medium: 
Graphite and black ink with touches of red watercolor and gold pigment on ivory paper
Dimensions: 
Sheet: 4 3/8 x 3 9/16 in. (11.1 x 9 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in graphite on album page below :"First Sketch for a Christmas Card / Announcement to the Sheph[erds] [cut]"
Description: 
Drawing from a bound album with 180 drawings (179 tipped in, one on verso of albumn page) by Beckwith and Sargent.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group