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Collection Burleigh Collection
Object Number 01.1148
Object Name Drawing
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Description Plainfield Academy
Charles C. Burleigh, Jr. (1848-1882)
Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 30.8 cm W x 14 cm H

Pencil sketch of Plainfield Academy in Plainfield, Connecticut. Sketch of a building with a cupola and weathervane atop a slight hill with a stone fence and trees. At upper left within a pencil frame is a separate sketch of a one-story wooden house set in a landscape of hills and trees. Beneath it, at lower left is a sketch of the interior of a room. At upper right are five variations of the artist's signature. Inscribed in pencil on the reverse is: "Plainfield ^CT.^ Academy".

The artist's grandfather, Rinaldo Burleigh, taught at Plainfield Academy and served as its principal. Charles Burleigh, Jr. lived in Plainfield, Connecticut from 1849 to 1861.



People Burleigh, Charles C., Jr.
Image Location 001\01.1148.JPG