Portrait of an Old Spanish Woman

Description (Brief)
Ferris noted on the signed pencil sketch that he made it from memory of a photograph seen at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. The old woman died in 1875 at the purported age of 149. Her only means of support was said to have been an enormous grape vine, which covered 11 acres.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
ca 1876
original artist
Ferris, Stephen James
Physical Description
graphite (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 11.5 cm x 16 cm; 4 1/2 in x 6 5/16 in
place made
United States
ID Number
GA*16692
catalog number
16692
accession number
119780
subject
Wine
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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