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What is this?

Narrow flanking panel for central composition. Pearl rocaille escutcheon swings from branch of under water plant, with fish swimming about. Large conch shell at bottom.

This is a drawing from United States. It is dated 1882 and we acquired it in 1955. Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Its medium is

color crayon, brush and gold paint on off-white wove paper

Its dimensions are

Image: 22.7 x 8.1 cm (8 15/16 x 3 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black chalk, lower center: Copyright 1887 By E. Vedder.

This object was manufactured by Louis C. Tiffany & Co. and made for (as the client) Ashbel Holmes Barney and created by Elihu Vedder

This object was donated by The American Academy of Arts & Letters and catalogued by Eleonore Kissel

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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Drawing, Design for Stained Glass Window, The Mermaid Window, for the A.H. Barney Residence, New York, NY, 1882 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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