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What is this?

The sheet depicts a large hall with a double skylight. The ceiling and upper parts of the walls are heavily decorated with floral motifs The center of the hall is left open while its edges are occupied by tables and seated figures. A stage with playing musicians is situated against the back wall.

This is a drawing from Austria. It is dated 1928 and we acquired it in 1990. Museum purchase through gift of Carola Walton in memory of her mother Dorothy S. Teegan.

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Its medium is

pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, white gouache, gold paint, graphite on yellowish paper, laid down on tissue paper

Its dimensions are

22 x 32 cm (8 11/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed along lower margin in graphite: HOTEL GIBSON CINCINATI [sic] OHIO ROOF GARDEN JOS URBAN 1928

This object was architect: Joseph Urban

This object was purchased from Yu-Chee Chong and purchased with funds from: Carola Teegen Walton

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Drawing, Hotel Gibson, Cincinnati, OH: Design for Roof Garden, 1928 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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