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1923

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2023

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Drawing, Bird, Butterfly, and Pear

This is a Drawing. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1923. Its medium is brush and black ink, watercolor, graphite traces on coated wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

  • Vessel
  • molded and burnished earthenware.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Charles W. Gould.
  • 1962-219-2

Its dimensions are

20.2 x 27.3 cm (7 15/16 x 10 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in black ink lower left: Museum for the Arts of Decoration/ Cooper Union (Lugt 457d)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Bird, Butterfly, and Pear; possibly England; brush and black ink, watercolor, graphite traces on coated wove paper; 20.2 x 27.3 cm (7 15/16 x 10 3/4 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1923-22-17

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