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Works on Paper
White Footed Mouse
A pencil drawing that depicts a white-footed mouse among Sensitive Fern, partridge berry and hepatica. The number "27" is written in the upper right hand corner. This drawing was used in the book, Mice at Home and Afield.
Olive Earle was born and raised in England and came to the United States in 1912, due to the War. She moved to Staten Island in 1934 with her husband, Harry Daughtery to work on a WPA project, now the Staten Island Zoo. Ms. Earle began her art career as a painter. Her depictions of fish, animal and plant life were exhibited throughout the country. In the 1950s, Ms. Earle began writing and illustrating childrens books on nature.
Artist: Olive L. Earle (1888 - 1982)
Title: White Footed Mouse
Medium: Pencil drawing on paper
Dates: c. 1957
Dimensions: 14.5 in. x 11.5 in.
Accession Number: A1957.53.2
Rights Statement: Copyright - Staten Island Museum
Credit: Gift of the Artist