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1943

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Album Page, Sketches of Riverboats, Tracery, Numbers, and Chain Link, August 21–22, 1887

This is a Album page. It was created by Whitney Warren Jr.. It is dated August 21–22, 1887 and we acquired it in 1943. Its medium is graphite on cream paperboard tipped into binding with fabric. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. William Greenough. It is credited Gift of Mrs. William Greenough.

Its dimensions are

32 x 24 cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.), irregular

It is inscribed

Recto, in graphite, clockwise from bottom left: Notes: Church clocks only have one hand the hour one / Every quarter they sing a few bars from some / popular air, and the whole tune every hour - / Dogs used to pull carts, teams of as many as 4, / also to pull small canal boats. It being very / hot today I saw many unable to go further / so tired were they - when the carts stop the dogs / lie down to rest - when it is time to go / on the driver sits on the other end of the cart / thus lifting the dogs to their feet. / Roads and streets are all bricked with small / bricks - / Distances are measured entirely by time / for instance no body knows how many miles / or meters it is from Enkhuizen to / Floom but it is 3 1/2 hours, "and no mistake." [note: words in quotations were underlined by the artist for emphasis]; bow / riverboat / stern This is a good / chain to put between posts as it is / impossible to sit on it. (inscribed in circle): 20; 22 These windows over 45 or 50 ft. high / tracery all of brick - no stone / the carvings in this church are / superb dating from 1512-1600. Notes (underlined) Aug 21st and 22nd 1887 date

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Album Page, Sketches of Riverboats, Tracery, Numbers, and Chain Link, August 21–22, 1887; Whitney Warren Jr. (American, 1864–1943); USA; graphite on cream paperboard tipped into binding with fabric; 32 x 24 cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.), irregular; Gift of Mrs. William Greenough; 1943-51-102

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