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Drawing, Study for "The Mermaid Window," A.H. Barney Residence, New York, NY

This is a drawing. It was created by Elihu Vedder and manufactured by Tiffany and Co. and made for (as the client) Ashbel Holmes Barney. It is dated 1882 and we acquired it in 1955. Its medium is pastel crayon, brush and wash on wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by The American Academy of Arts & Letters. It is credited Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Its dimensions are

18.6 x 5.2 cm (7 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pastel crayon, lower center: Copyright 1887 By E. VEDDER

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "The Mermaid Window," A.H. Barney Residence, New York, NY; Elihu Vedder (American, 1836 – 1923); Manufactured by Tiffany and Co. (United States); Client: Ashbel Holmes Barney (American, 1816 - 1886); USA; pastel crayon, brush and wash on wove paper; 18.6 x 5.2 cm (7 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.); Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; 1955-38-2-c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008 and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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