Charles Alexandre Lesueur Collection of Works of Art on Paper, 1800-1846 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
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Scope and Contents: The Charles Alexandre Lesueur Collection (circa 1800-1846; 42 items) contains twenty-five pencil, pastel, charcoal and watercolor sketches on paper by Charles Lesueur. Many of the sketches document life in New Harmony, Indiana, and these works are most likely dated according to Lesueur's stay in Indiana, from 1826 to 1837. Some of the works date prior to 1826, when Lesueur resided in France. The collection also includes seventeen pencil and watercolor sketches attributed to Virginia Dupalais, Lesueur's niece and pupil who lived with him in New Harmony, or Lucy Sistare [Say], a fellow artist teaching at New Harmony.