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Drawing, Portrait of Sophie Huntington

This is a Drawing. It was created by Seth Wells Cheney. It is dated 1844 and we acquired it in 1942. Its medium is black pastel crayon, white chalk on grey wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

38.1 x 26.2 cm (15 x 10 5/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: S. W. Cheney / Rome 1844

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, below left [likely by Daniel Huntington]: Sophie Huntington / Drawn by S. W. Cheney / Rome 1844

Cite this object as

Drawing, Portrait of Sophie Huntington; Seth Wells Cheney (American, 1810 - 1856); USA; black pastel crayon, white chalk on grey wove paper; 38.1 x 26.2 cm (15 x 10 5/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1942-50-1

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