Metcalfe Museum

Augusta was known to draw on any material available to her. Last week I wrote about her sketching in the sand while she kept eye on the cattle. However, she would also draw on letters. At the age of 10, she mailed an “outline portrait” of her horse to her uncle, Professor George Davison. In remembrance, Augusta stated “the early ones must have been afflicted with all the ills that horse-flesh is heir to.” Professor Davison viewed them differently. He was so taken with her work that he sent a “block of drawing paper, pencils and rubber” back to Augusta.…

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