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Seated Man Writing, from the Economical School Series

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Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Title:
Seated Man Writing, from the Economical School Series
Date: 
c. 1810-14
Medium: 
Black chalk, charcoal, and gray wash on light blue paper
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 6 in. ( 19.4 x 15.2 cm )mat: 14 x 12 in. ( 35.6 x 30.5 cm )
Collections: 
Date End: 
1 810
Description: 
Figure
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1953.274f
Gallery Label: 
This sketch is one of nineteen drawings made by the baroness at the Economical School (Ecole Economique) which Baron Hyde de Neuville was instrumental in founding in New York in 1810 "to promote instruction, to render it economical, and to afford some education to the children of French emigrants and other strangers." The sketches represent students and others on the premises in various poses of study and daily activity.
Provenance: 
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
Date Begin: 
1810
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group