Edward Winsor Kemble (1861-1933) [RP 1888-1933] : Woman with pot and basket, 1885.


SAL record control number: 99484 ;

Record level: Item ;

Record type: Movable work ;


Work title: Woman with pot and basket  [from collection database] ;

Alternate work titles:
2021 : Woman with pot and basket  [from collection database] ;

Work date: 1885  [from collection database] ;

Work creator: Edward Winsor Kemble (1861-1933) [RP 1888-1933] ;

Work medium: Pen and ink on paper ;
Work dimensions: 16-1/4 x 9-3/8 inches [unframed] | 24-7/8 x 18-1/4 x 3/4 inches [framed] ;

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower right.
Dated?: Yes.
Text: ‘E. W. Kemble. 1885.’


Marking type: Ink stamp.
Location: Upper middle left and lower right verso backing board.

Marking type: Black felt-tip marker.
Location: At lower right verso backing board.
Text: ‘06.359’.

Marking type: Black ball point pen writing.
Location: At upper right verso backing board.
Text: ‘SCG 78’.

Marking type: Acid-free white label with cotton string hung with masking tape.
Location: At lower-middle left.
Text: ‘06.359 / Kemble / Woman posing with pot and basket’.

Marking type: Wired with eye hooks.
Location: Upper.
Text: ‘[none]’.

SAL category: Works on paper ;
SAL sub-category: Genre ;

Archives of American Art subjects:
Art―Private collections―New York (State)
Art―Private collections―New York (State)―Salmagundi
Figure female
Figure female — Full length
Occupation — Other
Occupation — Other — Peasant

Description of work:

Edward Winsor Kemble who signed his name E W Kemble was an American illustrator best known for providing the drawings for the first edition of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Kemble studied at the Arts Students’ League of New York while working as a full time illustrator. He would become known for his political cartoons and his book illustrations.

The work presented here, from 1885, shows the artist’s cross-hatching ability and his choice to depict the woman with a rather regal and Classical stance in profile.


ca.1885 SCNY, gift of the artist [likely], accession #2006.359 ;
1885 Edward Windsor Kemble (1861-1933) [RP 1888-1933], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2021 SCNY 1880-something : Victorian art at its height August 1 – September 30.
2010 SCNY black and white through the years 1871 – present January 25 – February 22.
1982 SCNY Curators exhibition December 7.
1982 SCNY Curators exhibition April 13.

References / citations:
– SCNY Curators exhibition April 13, 1982, artist listed as ‘E.W. Kembler’.



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