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Young Man with An Urn

1889
19th Century
9 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. (23.2 x 17.5 cm)

Cecilia Beaux, American, (1855–1942)

Object Type: DRAWINGS
Creation Place: North America
Medium and Support: Black chalk
Credit Line: Purchased with funds provided by the Benjamin D. Bernstein Acquisition fund and by Dr. and Mrs. Dennis O'Brien
Accession Number: 92-D-347
Label from American Originals: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, La Salle University Art Museum, December 16, 2015 through March 4, 2016:

Beaux was an important American portrait painter and educator. Born in Philadelphia, as a youth she took portrait lessons with a relative, Catherine Ann Drinker, who owned a portrait studio. Beaux began taking art classes at the PAFA in 1876. She studied with PAFA director, Christian Schussele, rather than with Thomas Eakins, whose progressive views on life drawing class were very controversial. She traveled to France in 1888-1889, studying at the Académie Julian and the Académie Colarossi in Paris. She then returned to Philadelphia, where she established herself as a professional portrait painter. She became the first woman to join the teaching staff of PAFA in 1895.

According to the inscription at the bottom left, this drawing was made at the Académie Julien in Paris in 1889. Beaux likely created the image as part of a life study class that featured a nude model. At the time, women were not permitted to enroll into French art academies such as the École des Beaux-Arts, but the Académie Julien provided female students with an alternative education and training.

Current Location: In Storage

Conservation
- 2011 - Conserved with funds from the Art Angels
For more information: http://artmuseum.lasalle.edu/exhibits/show/conservation-treatments/drawings---watercolors/eugene-holding-an-urn

Exhibitions


- American Originals: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Curated by Dr. Klare Scarborough and La Salle University Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Catherine Holochwost, December 16, 2015 through March 4, 2016.

- The Line is The Lead, Curated by Caroline Wistar, La Salle University Art Museum, November, 2003 – March, 2004.

- Selected European and American Prints, Drawings and Watercolors, 15th to 20th Century, Curated by Caroline Wistar, La Salle University Art Museum, Fall 2001.

- The Line is the Lead, Curated by Caroline Wistar, La Salle University Art Museum, February 19 – May 18, 1993.

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