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Drawing, A Group of Four Nymphs (Motif for Design)

This is a drawing. It was created by Walter Shirlaw. It is dated 1875–80 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is graphite on cream wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Walter Shirlaw. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Walter Shirlaw.

Its dimensions are

17.7 × 25.2 cm (6 15/16 × 9 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Wm.: 59

It is signed

Signed in graphite, lower right: "Walter Shirlaw N.A."

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right, above signature: "Motive for design"

Cite this object as

Drawing, A Group of Four Nymphs (Motif for Design); Walter Shirlaw (American, b. Scotland, 1838–1909); USA; graphite on cream wove paper; 17.7 × 25.2 cm (6 15/16 × 9 15/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Walter Shirlaw; 1912-16-67

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