Portrait of Gerome Ferris

Description
Stephen Ferris sketched his sleeping four-year-old son Gerome in October 1867. He used this pencil drawing as a model for the sleeping child in his painting Grandma’s Spinning Wheel, also completed in 1867. At a later date, Gerome Ferris came across this sketch and noted in pencil: “I have seen no drawing better than this past or present JLGF," but, of course, he was the subject and possibly prejudiced
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
date made
1867
1867-10-24
depicted (sitter)
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
original artist
Ferris, Stephen James
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 16.5 cm x 11 cm; 6 1/2 in x 4 5/16 in
support: 26 cm x 18 cm; 10 1/4 in x 7 1/16 in
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
GA*16653
catalog number
GA*16653
accession number
119780
subject
Art
Communications
Family
Children
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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