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
date made
1867
1867-10-24
depicted (sitter)
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
original artist
Ferris, Stephen James
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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
ID Number
GA.16653
catalog number
GA*16653
accession number
119780
subject
Family
Children
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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Art
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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