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What is this?

The library interior shows elements of the Aesthetic Movement. The furniture, including a fur-covered couch, bentwood chairs, and a bamboo armchair and writing table, located in the neighboring room on the left, is utilitarian. The use of tiles on either side of the stained glass windows and of geometric-patterned walls are design components often seen in late nineteenth century England.

This is a drawing from United Kingdom. It is dated 1884 and we acquired it in 2007. Thaw Collection. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

brush and watercolor, gouache, pen and brown and black ink, graphite on white paper

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 33 x 45 cm (13 x 17 11/16 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.) Frame H x W x D: 60.3 x 75.6 x 2.5 cm (23 3/4 in. x 29 3/4 in. x 1 in.)

It is signed

Signed, lower left: Anna Alma-Tadema 19/11/84

Anna Alma-Tadema was the artist and Clare E. Thaw was the donor of this object.

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18708237/ |title=Drawing, "Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's Library in Townshend House, London", 1884 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=20 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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