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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Georges Pierre Seurat, French (Paris 1859 - 1891 Paris)
Woman Seated by an Easel
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Jeune Fille au Tableau de Chevalet
Work Type
c. 1884-1888
Physical Descriptions
Black chalk on cream wove paper
30.5 x 23.3 cm (12 x 9 3/16 in.)
frame: 48.3 x 40.6 x 3.2 cm (19 x 16 x 1 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: (twice in black chalk and once in blue chalk, all three in the same hand), sign for English pounds (in blue chalk); 100 corrected to 300 (in red chalk)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Alfred M. Frankfurter, "Today's Collectors: Modern Milestones", Art News (June 1946), vol. XLV, no. 4, repr. in b/w p. 31

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 19th century French drawings, March 8-April 6, 1947, exh. cat., California Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco, CA, 1947), no. 147 p. 89, repr.

The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Manet to Picasso, exh. cat., The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX, 1962), p. 62, pl. 28

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, brochure, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1970), checklist no. 31

John O'Brian, Degas to Matisse: the Maurice Wertheim Collection, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and Fogg Art Museum (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, 1988), no. 14, pp. 75-77, repr. p. 76

Carrie Haslett and Michael Marlais, Neo-Impressionism: Artists on the Edge, exh. cat., Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME, 2002), p. 85

Jodi Hauptman, Georges Seurat: The Drawings, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, 2007), no. 122, repr., p. 175

Elizabeth M. Rudy, "Researching the Wertheim Collection at the Harvard Art Museums", Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals (Summer 2014), Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 301-6

Exhibition History

19th century French drawings, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 03/08/1947 - 04/06/1947

The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Manet to Picasso, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 06/13/1962 - 09/02/1962

European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979

Neo-Impressionism: Artists on the Edge, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, 06/27/2002 - 10/20/2002

Georges Seurat: The Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 10/23/2007 - 01/07/2008

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2016 - 01/08/2017

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu