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What is this?

Front elevation of a facade of a six story apartment house, with brick window surrounds indicating art nouveau fluidity. Front door and balconies on the upper floors show intricate iron work. Windows on ground level have simpler treatments. Attic is indicated at top of sheet showing four chimneys and dormer windows. Inscriptions on top and lower right.

This is a drawing from France. It is dated 1909 and we acquired it in 1950. Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

pen and black ink, graphite on heavy tracing paper

Its dimensions are

61.9 x 46.7 cm (24 3/8 x 18 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in black ink with monogram, upper right: "G" in double circle; lower right: Hector Guimard.

It is inscribed

In ink, lower right across sheet: Dressé par l'Architecte Soussique / Paris le 20 novembre 1909; across top in black ink: SOCIETE IMMOBILIERE DE LA RUE MODERNE NO. 6; upper right in the attic space: "G" in double circle.

Mme. Hector Guimard was the donor and Hector Guimard was the architect of this object.

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