No other American artist worked with graphite and charcoal with the elegance and finesse of Hale. Her drawings are true American masterpieces and were regarded as such by her own peers and the art critics of her day. Beyond the technical brilliance of her work, she imbued her drawings with a subtle atmosphere of mystery. She never veered into the saccharine. Her drawings are never simply pretty, but evocative and thought provoking.
Fully developed drawings by Hale are prized by institutions and private collectors alike. We have been fortunate to find and acquire a number of them over the years. This drawing, Agnes Doggett, is slightly less developed, but it still demonstrates Hale's extraordinary skill and style. It is museum mounted and has a lovely period frame.