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1929

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1975

  • We acquired this object.

2021

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Drawing, Abby Aldrich Greene Rockefeller Apartment: Ceramic Room, September 10, 1929

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Donald Deskey and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates and made for (as the client) Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller. It is dated September 10, 1929 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper, ruled border in graphite. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Donald Deskey. It is credited Gift of Donald Deskey.

Its dimensions are

55 x 74.2 cm (21 5/8 x 29 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamps: Stamp in black ink at lower right: NAME OF BUILDING/TITLE OF DRAWING/CONT. NO. DRAW. NO./DATE MADE BY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite at lower right: REV. 9/26/29; inscribed in graphite with dimensions, instructions, materials throughout; inscribed in stamp, lower right: MRS. JOHN D.ROCKEFELLER, JR./10 W. 54th ST N.Y.C./DETAILS OF CERAMIC ROOM/DUNCAN CANDLER/ARCHITECT/DONALD DESKEY/DESIGNER/ 9-10-29, I.S. PERTOFSKY/METAL WORKER/1/H.D. BARBER

Cite this object as

Drawing, Abby Aldrich Greene Rockefeller Apartment: Ceramic Room, September 10, 1929; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite on tracing paper, ruled border in graphite; 55 x 74.2 cm (21 5/8 x 29 3/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1975-11-466

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