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What is this?

Design for a brooch showing a dark haired woman swimming in stylized waves. Her head and left arm are visible through the curving waves that form the outline of the design.

This is a drawing from France. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1954. Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Henry B. du Pont. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

brush and gouache, watercolor, graphite on blue-gray wove paper

Its dimensions are

17.6 x 22.7 cm (6 15/16 x 8 15/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It is signed

Lower right below image, monogram

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: 6 1/2

This object was designed by Eugène Samuel Grasset

This object was donated by Mrs. Henry B. du Pont and purchased from Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc.

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18401101/ |title=Drawing, "Design for a Brooch", ca. 1900 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 November 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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