Evangeline

Evangeline

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Description (Brief)
Gerome Ferris signed and dated the pen and ink drawing of Evangeline, heroine of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem of that name, for reproduction as a photo-engraving for an auction catalog. There is a penciled note below the image about Evangeline’s spindle to New York publisher Charles Klackner. The touches of white were meant to heighten the black and white contrast for reproduction.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1887
original artist
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 34 cm x 25 cm; 13 3/8 in x 9 13/16 in
ID Number
GA.16623
catalog number
16623
accession number
119780
Credit Line
Mrs. J. L. Gerome Ferris
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National Museum of American History
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