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THOMAS EAKINS The Dancing Lesson.
Pen and ink on cream wove paper, 1878. 150x195 mm; 5 7/8x7 5/8 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right recto.
The drawing used as the illustration of the same-titled watercolor (now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) in the catalogue Eleventh Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, New York, February 4-March 3, 1878, number 92.
Ex-collection the artist and president of the American Watercolor Society, James D. Smillie, New York; thence by descent to current owner, private collection, New Jersey.