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Collection of Virginia Poullard Dupalais Twigg, Lucy Way Sistare Say, and Charles Alexandre Lesueur Works of Art

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 130

Scope and Contents

The Collection of Virginia Poullard Dupalais Twigg, Lucy Way Sistare Say, and Charles Alexandre Lesueur Works of Art (circa 1800-1846; 43 items) contains twenty-six pencil, pastel, charcoal and watercolor sketches on paper by Charles Lesueur and seventeen pencil and watercolor sketches attributed to Virginia Dupalais Twigg, Lesueur's niece and pupil who lived with him in New Harmony, or Lucy Sistare Say, a fellow artist teaching at New Harmony. Many of the sketches document life in New Harmony, Indiana. These works are most likely dated according to Lesueur's stay in Indiana, from 1826 to 1837. Some of the works date prior to 1826, when Lesueur resided in France. The collection also includes publications by the Muséum du Havre related to the life and works of Lesueuer.

Dates

  • 1800 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1826 - 1837

Creator

Language of Materials

The majority of the collection is in French. Handwritten notes on the artwork are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is in the public domain. There are no use restrictions on this collection.

Extent

1.50 Cubic Feet

Arrangement Note

The collection is organized into two series: Artwork and Muséum du Havre publications. The artwork series includes seven sub-series: 1. New Harmony People and Scenes by Lesueur, circa 1826-1837 (11 items) 2. New Harmony Sketches Attributed to Lesueur, circa 1826-1837 (2 items) 3. French People and Scenes by Lesueur, circa 1800-1846 (5 items) 4. Landscapes by Lesueur, circa 1800-1846 (2 items) 5. Animal Sketches by Lesueur, circa 1800-1846 (5 items) 6. Miscellaneous Sketches by Lesueur, circa 1800-1846 (1 item) 7. New Harmony and Related Sketches Attributed to Virginia Dupalais Twigg or Lucy Sistare Say, circa 1826-1837 (17 items)

Other Descriptive Information

Dimensions provided for each item are height then width, in inches, of the entire page on which the work appears. Accompanying mounting dimensions are not provided.
Title
Collection of Virginia Poullard Dupalais Twigg, Lucy Way Sistare Say, and Charles Alexandre Lesueur Works of Art
Status
In Progress
Author
Sammie Morris
Date
03/03/2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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