Ann Hatchett Sprague – “Carbon Copy”

by Diana Miskell in Horses

Here is a photo of an Ann Hatchett Sprague original oil on panel. The title is “Carbon Copy”. It is a minature, about 3”x5”.

I found this in an antique store in, if I remember, either eastern Washington or eastern Oregon.

There was a typewritten note attached which reads, “Carbon Copy” is the title of this work, which I consider to be Ann Hatchett Sprague at her most charming. It’s the sort of exquisitely detailed miniature which puts one in mind of a porcelain enamel. Ann prepares her board by using six coats of gesso, each left to dry and then sanded mirror-smooth; a technique perfected by the old Italian Masters.”

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