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Album Page, Staircase 2nd Half XVII century from Cologne / Museum at Amsterdam, August 26, 1887

This is a Album page. It was created by Whitney Warren Jr.. It is dated August 26, 1887 and we acquired it in 1943. Its medium is graphite on gray 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

31 x 23.6 cm (12 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.), irregular

It has the following markings

Paper-maker's stamp: embossed in support at upper left corner of sheet: (inscribed in a Garter of the Royal Order): A I; above: BRISTOL

It is inscribed

recto, in graphite, bottom: Staircase 2nd half XVII century from Cologne / Museum at Amsterdam / Aug. 26, 1887; at upper right corner: (inscribed in circle): 26, 32. verso, in graphite, at top left: This is the prettiest staircase I have ever seen / The spiral support for the steps is slightly wavy thereby / giving great movement. It is almost flat and gives / the impression of a twisted beam / All is carved but not extravagantly, leaf and egg moulding used / also sort of france curve in panels thus / [sketch described on verso] / Under the outside support to hand rail / bead moulding and [sketch described on verso]

Cite this object as

Album Page, Staircase 2nd Half XVII century from Cologne / Museum at Amsterdam, August 26, 1887; Whitney Warren Jr. (American, 1864–1943); Netherlands; graphite on gray paperboard tipped into binding with fabric; 31 x 23.6 cm (12 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.), irregular; Gift of Mrs. William Greenough; 1943-51-107

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