Girl Sewing with Two Children Doing Their Hair (recto); Preparatory Sketch for a History Painting (verso)

Adélaïde-Marie-Anne Castellas-Moitte, French, 1747 - 1807


about 1798

Pen, black ink, and graphite on notarial paper

Overall: 7 13/16 × 8 9/16 in. (19.8 × 21.7 cm)

Sight: 5 13/16 × 7 11/16 in. (14.7 × 19.5 cm)

Frame: 16 3/4 × 20 13/16 in. (42.6 × 52.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Steven Tseng, Class of 1995, Tuck 2001



Place Made: France, Western Europe, Europe


18th century

Object Name


Research Area


On view

Exhibition History

Who Cares?- WGSS 30.05 Maid in America: The Politics of Domestic Labor, Class of 1967 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 13-June 9, 2024.


Nathalie Motte Masselink (dealer), Paris, France; sold to Steven Tseng, New Canaan, Connecticut, 2024; given to present collection, 2024.

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