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Sketch of a Mountainous Scene with Castle (probably Rheinstein on the Rhine River); verso: magic act: woman levitating over furniture

Object Number: 
1956.73.1
Date: 
c. 1845
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 8 1/2 in. (17.8 x 21.6 cm) mat: 10 x 14 in. ( 25.4 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "JFK"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left in graphite: "JFK[monogram]"
Gallery Label: 
A castle is on a precipice at the left. This and the two pencil sketches which follow are from a collection of sketches which belonged to Thomas Pritchard Rossiter (q.v.), the grandfather of the donor. Rossiter accompanied Kensett when the latter sailed for England in 1840 for Kensett's European sojurn which lasted until 1847.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William F. Bevan
Provenance: 
Thomas Pritchard Rossiter; Mrs. William F. Bevan, granddaughter of Thomas Pritchard Rossiter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group