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Object ID 1944.103
Object Name Drawing
Title The Sailor's Proposal
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Miss Gertrude Brinckle
Date 1894
Artist Howard Pyle
Made Howard Pyle
Description Framed Howard Pyle (1853-1911) illustration For "Sailors and Landsmen, A Story For 1812" that was published in "Harper's Weekly" on December 15, 1894. The drawing is a grisaille wash drawing with a bit of gouache that depicts a man and woman in 1812 period dress. The female figure is wearing a bonnet and shawl and the male figure is wearing a naval uniform. The couple are standing on a rustic bridge on the grounds of a large house in the left background.

Dimensions H-14.375 W-12.25 D-1 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Gertrude Brinckle
Provenance The donor worked as the artist's secretary and was later Director of DHS.
Subjects Art
Drawings
Illustrations
People Pyle, Howard
Search Terms Harper's Weekly
Delamore Place
War of 1812
Art
Drawings
Illustrations
Howard Pyle
Sailors and Landsmen
Navy
Nineteenth Century
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Medium Watercolour