Drawing, "Interior with a Man Reading at His Desk", 1827 Charcoal stumped, black and white chalk on tan wove paper mounted on paperboard. Thaw Collection. 2007-27-8.
What is this?
This large charcoal drawing shows a man seated at his desk, reading a document. A tole lamp in the Empire style gives off a bright light. A small child appears to be feeding paper into the fireplace; a tea kettle is placed above. White fringed shades are drawn to the tops of the windows, which are dressed with a swagged valance on a pole. There is a partial view of a striped carpet in the foreground.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- House Proud: 19th Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - Sunday, January 25, 2009