Artist NameElla Ferris Pell & Evie A. Todd (American, 1846-1922 & American, 1839-1921)
TitleTourbook of Sicily
Date of Artwork1877
MediumLeather bound with boards, 64 pages, watercolor and pencil drawings, mounted on boards
SizeGift of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Cinelli, Jr., 1987.13.2.1, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

Further Information

The Loeb owns several albums of drawings composed by American artists and sisters Ella Ferris Pell and Evie A. Todd as they traveled through Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East in the 1870s. One of these albums was the subject of study by a student in an "intensive" course entitled Collecting Antiquities at Vassar: Lost and Found in the Loeb, cross-listed in Art and Greek and Roman Studies. As this course invites students "to consider the ethics and politics of collecting, and to explore the changing role of ancient art in the museum and its display in galleries," it provides an opportunity for the museum to do the same as the Loeb works to study, and share, how works entered Vassar's collection.