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Object ID 1874.001
Object Name Lithograph
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of R. P. Johnson
Date 1842
Artist Felix Gustavus Gwinczewski (original artist)
Made Matthias Weaver (lithograph draftsman); Thomas Sinclair (lithographer)
Makers mark Printed text below image: "Drawn On Stone By M.S. Weaver" (left); "Lith. of T. Sinclair, Phila." (right). Below the title is additional text not visible because of the mat: "Drawn From Nature By F.W. Gwinczewski" (this text is visible on an unframed copy of this print in the Special Collections Dept., Morris Library, University of Delaware).
Description Framed, hand-colored lithograph of the Wesleyan Female Collegiate Institute in Wilmington, DE. The lithograph depicts an angled view from the right of a four-storey brick building with a three-storey-high covered, wrap-around balcony on the back part. The grounds of the building are contained behind a wooden fence and there is a weeping willow tree planted in the yard at the front. Three female and four male figures stand on the brick pavement in front of the building and there is a horse-drawn carriage standing in the cobblestone street on the left. Four girls (two on the balcony and two on the ground) can be seen within the grounds of the school. The school was built on the east side of French Street, between Sixth and Seventh Streets, in 1839-40. The original artist, Felix Gwinczewski, was a drawing teacher at the school.
Dimensions H-25.25 W-29.25 D-1 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions; sheet size is 22" x 18 1/4"; image only size is 21 3/4" x 17"
Subjects Lithographs
Search Terms Wesleyan Female Collegiate Institute
Nineteenth Century
French Street
Thomas Sinclair
Matthias Weaver
Felix Gwinczewski
New Castle County
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Hand-colored lithograph