Evangeline in Search of Gabriel

Description (Brief):

Evangeline, heroine of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1847 epic poem, is shown in a pensive moment during her long quest to find her lost fiancé Gabriel in the pencil drawing. In the poem the lovers are separated as they are expelled by the British from French Acadia in eastern Canada only to find each other many years later as Gabriel is dying. The drawing on beige paper is signed in purplish ink “C. Schuessele” with what might be a stamp. The oil painting of this subject, titled Evangeline is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Date Made: 19th century

Original Artist: Schussele, Christian

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Nova Scotia, poetry

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Ferris Collection, Communications, Art


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Mrs. J. L. Gerome Ferris

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.16630Catalog Number: 16630Accession Number: 119780

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: graphite (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: sheet: 17.5 cm x 11.5 cm; 6 7/8 in x 4 1/2 insupport: 34 cm x 27.5 cm; 13 3/8 in x 10 13/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-f29b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_795033

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