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What is this?

Pair of stylized green leaves, arranged within in a diamond-shaped yellowish background, formed by crossed diagonal black lines (on the yellow background). At left, the tip of green leaf suggests the pattern repeat.

This is a drawing from Austria. It is dated 1919 and we acquired it in 1988. Museum purchase from Smithsonian Collections Acquisition and Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

brush and gouache, black ink, graphite on cream paper

Its dimensions are

17 x 26.8 cm (6 11/16 x 10 9/16in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in red ink in lower right of mount: WIENER/WERK/STÄTTE

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black ink on mount below drawing, lower right: Dessin Diomedes; in blue pencil on upper left of mount: 48. Traces of erased graphite inscription on lower right of mount: Dessin Diomedes.

This object was made for Wiener Werkstätte and designed by Dagobert Peche

This object was catalogued by Karin Zonis and fund: Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund and purchased from Wolfgang Ruf

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18631009/ |title=Drawing, "Diomedes: Yellow, Brown, Green", 1919 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 November 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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