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What is this?

A house in middle surrounded by symmetrically arranged flower and topiary beds. A densely planted border of trees surrounds on three sides. Entrance to garden at center bottom edge of drawing.

This is a book illustration from France. It is dated ca. 1914 and we acquired it in 1991. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

pen and black ink, brush and black ink, watercolor, gouache, graphite on beige wove paper, laid down

Its dimensions are

61.3 x 43.5 cm (24 1/8 x 17 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black ink, center: MAISON; scale in centimeters; lower center: ECHELLE; lower center margin: ENTREE; in white gouache, upper center: ROND D'EAU

This object was published by Emile-Paul Frères and drafted by Eugène Verdeau and designed by André Vera and Paul Vera

This object was catalogued by Karin Zonis

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18636619/ |title=Book Illustration, "Ground Plan for a House and Formal Garden: "Love Garden"", ca. 1914 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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