1756 Streetscene
Date: 1896
Medium: Bister ink, gouache, and graphite on wove paper
Dimensions: sheet: 6 15/16 × 7 1/4 in. (17.6 × 18.4 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Marjorie and Frank Virdin, 1974
Object Number: 1974-53
About: Stanley Arthurs created this drawing a year before he joined Howard Pyle's 1897 illustration class at Drexel Institute. In 1898 Pyle invited Arthurs to attend his summer scholarship classes at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Arthurs' first illustration appeared in the December 2, 1899 issue of Harper’s Weekly. When Pyle left Drexel to open his own school in Wilmington, Arthurs went with him and worked in one of the studios Pyle had built for the school. When Pyle died in 1911, Arthurs purchased his studio and, working in Wilmington for the rest of his career. Donor Marjorie Virdin (1899-1978) was a Delaware newspaperwoman, on the staff of the Delaware Coast Press and The Delawarean. She was also active in the Rehoboth Art League.
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