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Drawing, An Old Woman Spinning, 1810–30

This is a Drawing. It was created by Claude-Louis Desrais. It is dated 1810–30 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is graphite, pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, white chalk on rough gray paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

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Its dimensions are

20.6 x 22.5 cm (8 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.), irregular

It has the following markings

Watermark: probably the name of a firm, in two lines.

It is signed

Signed in black ink, lower left: Desrais

It is inscribed

Attributions to Desrais are written in pencil on the obverse and reverse. Verso: "T. R."

Cite this object as

Drawing, An Old Woman Spinning, 1810–30; Claude-Louis Desrais (French, 1746–1816); France; graphite, pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, white chalk on rough gray paper; 20.6 x 22.5 cm (8 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.), irregular; Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-64-204

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