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Baroness Anne-Marguerite-Henriette Hyde de Neuville
Economical School (1810-1825)
Black chalk, charcoal, and gray wash on light blue paper
Overall: 7 5/8 x 6 in. ( 19.4 x 15.2 cm )
mat: 14 x 12 in. ( 35.6 x 30.5 cm )
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.
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.
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