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Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, [ca. 1890-1893]

Creator:
Ball, Caroline Peddle, 1869-1938
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
4 items.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
A letter from Abbott H. Thayer to "Miss Peddle", unsigned, and two pencil sketches by Thayer of his painting "A Virgin." In a handwritten note accompanying the items, Ball explains: "Here is a letter with sketches by Abbott Thayer. It refers to some little figures I modeled as manikins to use for drapery for his famous painting 'A Virgin.'"
Citation:
Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, [ca. 1890-1893]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Thayer, a painter, hired Mrs. Ball to construct manikins for his figure studies in his 1893 painting, The Virgin.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Michael Deas. The original items were owned by Mrs. Ball.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6243
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216556
AAA_collcode_ballcaro
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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