Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, [ca. 1890-1893]

Ball, Caroline Peddle, b. 1869 d. 1938
Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.

Thayer, Abbott Handerson, b. 1849 d. 1921
Painter, Muralist
Active in Dublin,N.H.; N.Y.

Collection size: 4 items.

Collection Summary: A letter from Abbott H. Thayer to "Miss Peddle", unsigned, and two pencil sketches by Thayer of his painting "A Virgin." In a handwritten note accompanying the items, Ball explains: "Here is a letter with sketches by Abbott Thayer. It refers to some little figures I modeled as manikins to use for drapery for his famous painting 'A Virgin.'"

Biographical/Historical Note: Thayer, a painter, hired Mrs. Ball to construct manikins for his figure studies in his 1893 painting, The Virgin.

Donated 1998 by Michael Deas. The original items were owned by Mrs. Ball.

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