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This and 87 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Album.

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1943

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Album Page, Drawing of Scrolling Ironwork, September 13, 1887

This is a Album page. It was created by Whitney Warren Jr.. It is dated September 13, 1887 and we acquired it in 1943. Its medium is brush and watercolor, 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 25 cm (12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.), irregular

It is inscribed

recto, in graphite, top left corner of sheet (written perpendicular to binding): Altar railing - about four feet high & hand / rail - The four sides different - very beautiful. / Painted black relieved by gilt - / Thin side lead painted decoration in the shape of parrot's heads and grotesque fish; top right corner of sheet (written perpendicular to binding): continuation about / the same; Frandenstadt / Sept. 13th 1887; (inscribed in circle, written parallel to binding): 39; 51; bottom center right of sheet: ties are not gilded below / the frieze / all the rosettes are double the ... / one being black and not showing much - this is a very important part.

Cite this object as

Album Page, Drawing of Scrolling Ironwork, September 13, 1887; Whitney Warren Jr. (American, 1864–1943); Germany; brush and watercolor, graphite on cream paperboard tipped into binding with fabric; 32 x 25 cm (12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.), irregular; Gift of Mrs. William Greenough; 1943-51-119

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