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What is this?

Vertical sheet that has been cut down, illustrating an elevation of a small masonry house with overhanging second story, and single, steeply pitched gable with two window openings below. Directly above the first story are four curving modiliions that support a balcony above. The balcony consists of turned balusters. To the right of this is a scaled drawing of the balcony profile and many inscriptions with the dimensions of each part of the drawing.

This is a album page from France. It is dated July 28, 1888 and we acquired it in 1943. Gift of Mrs. William Greenough.

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Its medium is

graphite on thick off-white wove paper tipped into binding with fabric

Its dimensions are

19.4 x 23.5 cm (7 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.), irregular

It is inscribed

Recto, in graphite, top right corner: 67; bottom right corner: 56; below drawing, left: Very old little house with balcony / coining in yellows - This house was to be / destroyed four days after this sketch was made / Vannes July 28th 1888; below drawing, right: Detail of balcony; above right: balusters are .105 between centers - / The posts are .10 front by .06 deep - perfectly plain / except that the little moulding of hand rail / is run down the corners - 12 balusters / between them -.

This object was created by Whitney Warren Jr.

This object was donated by Mrs. William Greenough

This and 134 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Album.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18569913/ |title=Album Page, Elevation of a House with Balcony, Vannes, July 28, 1888 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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