Helen French Soule as a Child, Sitting in a Wheelbarrow

William Merchant Richardson French, American, 1843 - 1914



Watercolor over graphite on light brown (?) paper

Sheet: 7 × 4 15/16 in. (17.8 × 12.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Charlotte Wood Jewett Collection; Given by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Jewett



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on old backing [in object file], barely legible: William Merchant Richardson French / [illegible-Father?] Painted in barn at Chester / 12 yrs old - 1884[underlined] / Helen F. Soule; inscribed on index card attached to backing [different hand]: Helen French Soule-12 years old. 1884 / Painted in barn at Chester-She was born / in Boston + became Mrs. Charles Kloeber [?] / Husband a commentator + went to Paris / during World War I-She wanted to accompany / her husband, but was persuaded by her / grandmother to stay + eventually the / marriage broke up. / She was a niece / cousin of Daniel Chester French / the sculptor + spent summers in Chester with / him-; [in different pen, probably added later]: Sketch by Daniel Chester French - Sculptor


Charlotte Wood Jewett (1904-1991) and Kenneth E. Jewett (1905-2003), Belfast, Maine, date unknown; given to present collection, 1981.

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