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Male Student Writing, from the Economical School Series
Date: c. 1810-14
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Medium: Black chalk, watercolor, and graphite on light blue paper with deckled edges
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 )
Description: Figure
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1953.274f
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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