William Partridge Burpee
American, (1846-1940)
[Woman Reading]
Pastel on paper
26×22 IN.

Scratch signature lower right: "W. P. Burpee". The paper on which this pastel was done received the Universal Exposition Honorable Mention award. Stamped verso: "Exposition Universelle De 1855 / Mention Honorable / Papier, Carton Chassis, Toiles / Anti Ponce Pour Le Pastel / P. L. Brevesée, Paris / Marque Déposée". In fine condition aside from minor tears along sheet edges.

$ 16,000