Ball, Caroline Peddle,
New York, 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.