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Sketch for a Grasset

19th century
19th century
290 x 88 mm (11.4 x 3.5 in.)

Félix Hilaire Buhot, French, (1847–1898)

Object Type: drawing
Medium and Support: Pencil drawing on white wove paper
Marks: Inscribed in unidentified hand on mount: “Drawing to illustrate the ‘grasset’ or lamp used by the Norman peasantry. This sketch was made to explain a similar one by Millet which was drawn by him upon a proof of his woodcut, the Peasant Digging. Lebrun B. 30 HM has this proof.”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Howard Mansfield
Bibliography: H.M. 68.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.5

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  • sketches - Use for rough or summary art works; less finished than studies. Though sketches are often in the drawing medium, the term "drawings" in general implies more finished works than does "sketches." [April 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor moved. February 1991 related terms added.]

  • image Dimensions: 290 x 88 mm (11.4 x 3.5 in.)

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