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Drawing, Study for Head of Mercy in "Christiana and Her Children", March 1850

This is a Drawing. It was created by Daniel Huntington. It is dated March 1850 and we acquired it in 1942. Its medium is graphite, 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

48 x 31.7 cm (18 7/8 x 12 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Signed with initials in graphite, lower right: DH –

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: 1850- / Head of Mercy / for repetition of Christiana; Verso: study for duplicate of Christiana / March / 50

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for Head of Mercy in "Christiana and Her Children", March 1850; Daniel Huntington (American, 1816–1906); USA; graphite, white chalk on grey wove paper; 48 x 31.7 cm (18 7/8 x 12 1/2 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1942-50-113

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