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Straw Hut Among the Ruins in the Roman Campagna, Italy; verso: sketch of flock of sheep, shepherd, and hut

Object Number: 
X.443x
Date: 
1861-62
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper; graphite; on paper from a disassembled album
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/16 x 7 5/8 in. ( 13.2 x 19.4 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
date: lower left: "Mar 9th" inscription: on back: "sheep on map of warm greyish [white?] . . . / touches of shadows in the legs . . . the faces / lighter than the map"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Mar 9th"; verso inscribed at upper right in graphite: "Sheep on map of warm greyish whiti[sic white] shape[sic shape] / tooches[touches] of shadow in thi[sic their] legs -- ac -- thi[sic their] faces / lighter than this map."
Gallery Label: 
The album in which this sketch was received is inscribed on the flyleaf, "Sketches made by/Thomas H. Hotchkiss/Rome, Italy." Hotchkiss and Lucy Durand Woodman, the mother of Nora D. Woodman, were friends; moreover, similar inscriptions appear on other items presented by Miss Woodman to the Society. She is therefore assumed to be the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Provenance: 
Estate of Thomas Hiram Hotchkiss; Asher B. durand and Family; Lucy Durand Woodman, Orange, New Jersey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group