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What is this?

Octagonal room of stone or painted stone with arched openings on four sides and a cupula of Moorish-inspired interlace. The central rear arch leads to a receding colonnade while lateral niches display two large neoclassical urns with painted Moorish decoration. Below the side niches are European versions of Turkish ottomans covered with French mid-century textiles. A large pipe stand of Germanic origin occupies the center of the kiosk and an octagonal table sits to the right. Barely noticeable amidst the room's richly patterned surfaces is a man reclining on a central ottoman smoking a hooka, attended by a male servant to his left.

This is a drawing from France. It is dated ca. 1844 and we acquired it in 2012. Thaw Collection.

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Its medium is

brush and watercolor, gouache, graphite on wove paper

Its dimensions are

32.3 x 23.1 cm (12 11/16 x 9 1/8 in.) Frame: 50.2 x 39.7 x 2.5 cm (19 3/4 in. x 15 5/8 in. x 1 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower margin, right: L. Feuchère

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