Zayda Playing an Instrument

Description (Brief)
Gerome Ferris titled the initialed pencil drawing of a seated young woman playing an instrument, Zayda/Three Princesses." Zayda is a character from "Legend of the Three Beautiful Princesses" in Washington Irving’s book, Tales of the Alhambra, first published in 1832.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
after 1851
original artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
graphite (overall material)
paper (overall material)
sheet: 34 cm x 24 cm; 13 3/8 in x 9 7/16 in
place probably made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Music & Musical Instruments
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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