Theatre (Bust of a woman)

1866–1903
James Wells Champney (American, 1843–1903)


Dimensions

Sheet: 20.7 x 16.3 cm (8 1/8 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4942

Medium or Technique

Red pencil and graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Bust of woman, headdress of large rosettes over ears, turmed to right. two sketches on perforated paper pasted below, sketch of woman with color notes, “red hair, pink draperies” and sketch of woman with color notes, ” holly in hair, black gown.

Inscription

Recto: in red pencil, upper right: Theatre

Provenance

By 1949, C. Richard Whittmore, House of Whittemore, Westboro, MA; 1950, sold by Whittmore to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893–d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession date: November 4, 2009)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875