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What is this?

Central panel. Mermaid sits in underwater scene with head bowed, and looks into a seashell. Seaweed curves above in arched top as two fish swim above the mermaid.

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. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

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

Its dimensions are

Image: 22.5 x 9.7 cm (8 7/8 x 3 13/16 in.)

It is signed

lower left : 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

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18404391/ |title=Drawing, ""The Mermaid Window", Design for Stained Glass Window for the A.H. Barney Residence, New York, NY", 1882 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 August 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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