Drawing, "Design for a Comb with "Flying Fish" Motif", 1904–06 Graphite, brush and watercolor, white gouache on brownish translucent wove paper, possibly coated with resin. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment and Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Funds. 1998-10-1.
What is this?
At upper left, design for a comb with salmon-colored fish leaping out of water, mouth open, jagged fin flaring, tail curving. Ocean spray spews up around fish and cascades down around its body to form the comb's teeth. To the right, two graphite sketches of a comb in profile. Above, at right, a small graphite drawing of an origami bird.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008, Friday, March 07, 2008 - Sunday, July 06, 2008