Portrait of Gerome Ferris

Description
Stephen Ferris drew this pencil portrait of his son Gerome as a Christmas present for his new daughter-in-law, Annette Ryder Ferris, in 1894. Gerome and Annette were married in May of that year.
In 1927 Gerome Ferris made the first donation to the Smithsonian of prints, drawings, and photographs that he and his father had collected, and his widow made a second donation in 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
Christmas, 1894
1894
original artist
Ferris, Stephen James
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
Measurements
image: 15 cm x 12.5 cm; 5 7/8 in x 4 15/16 in
sheet: 26.5 cm x 18.5 cm; 10 7/16 in x 7 5/16 in
ID Number
GA*16656
catalog number
GA*16656
accession number
119780
subject
Art
Communications
Portraits
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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