Schoolboy with a Quill


This 19th Century oil painting is of a young boy doing a writing assignment using a quill pen. He is well-dressed and wears a blue suit and a white, ruffled shirt. He is seated at a bench desk, used in the first half of the 19th Century for recitation lessons. The artist’s signature is in red in the lower right corner; however, it is illegible. The painting has an elaborate, gilded wooden frame.

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0095.071Accession Number: 2017.0095Catalog Number: 2017.0095.071

Object Name: painting

Measurements: overall (framed): 18 5/8 in x 13 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 47.3075 cm x 34.925 cm x 4.7625 cmimage (unframed): 13 7/8 in x 9 1/8 in; 35.2425 cm x 23.1775 cm


Record Id: nmah_1844242

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