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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.007
Title A Bord in Philadelphia
Artist Helleu, Paul César, 1859-1927
Date 1902, November 31
Description Portrait of Miss Charlotte Warren (later name: Charlotte Greenough) on a ship's deck; full length view; she is reclining on a lounge chair with her hands on her lap and her eyes shut; her hair is pinned up and she is wearing a thick coat, a hat, and a thick blanket (most likely the same clothes as in PAP.Green.1961.012); she has a red book in her lap; another steamship is in the center background
Object Name Drawing
Medium Charcoal
Material Thin Paper
Dimensions H-35.6 W-50.6 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name Helleu
Signed Name Location Lower Right
Additional Inscriptions and Marks upper left, in pencil: #7
lower right, in pencil: Helleu / || a Mlle Warren

separate paper taped to back: Paul-Cesar Helleu || French, 1859-1927 || Miss Charlotte Warren on Board || The Philadelphia || 1902 || charcoal sketch || Lent by the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, || Newport, Rhode Island to R.I. School of || Design, 1980
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Pen and Ink
Inscription Location Lower center
Inscriptions and Marks a bord in Philadelphia || le 31 November 1902
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Helleu, Paul César, 1859-1927
Greenough, Charlotte Augusta, 1885-1957
Notes n.d.