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Title: Woman in a Cloak
Name: Drawing
Medium: Brown ink on paper, within sketchbook
Dimensions: 12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
Classification: Drawings
Credit Line: Purchased from Mary Petersen by the Christian Petersen Memorial Fund. In the Christian Petersen Art Collection, Christian Petersen Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: um92.319a
More Information
In the drawing Woman in a cloak, the figures of the person standing with crutches and a woman assisting a child were intended for a sculptural installation symbolizing the various divisions of Iowa State College; these figures would have been part of the Home Economics section. Petersen sketched a few figures similar to this, draped and mourning female figure, sometimes shown making a gesture of prayer, sometimes with hands crossed on her chest, and other times with her hands clasped together and thrust downward.