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1943

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Album Page, Elevation and Section of Farmhouse, September 18, 1890

This is a Album page. It was created by Whitney Warren Jr.. It is dated September 18, 1890 and we acquired it in 1943. Its medium is brush and watercolor, graphite, traces of pen and red ink on textured off-white wove paper 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

31.6 x 24.7 cm (12 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.), irregular

It is inscribed

Recto, in graphite, upper right corner: 75; lower right corner: 63; clockwise from bottom left corner of sheet: Maison d'une fa.... canton du Grande B..rn..and / dans la Haute Savoie - / Septemer 18 1890-; Some pieces of the / construction are immense / This piece of wood was 0.25 x 0.50 [cataloguer's note: the scale is meters]; thickness of layers of shingles on roof / averages 0.20 / .30 x .50; The walls are held in place by "keys" of wood seen in section and front / elevation - the thickness of walls is generally M0.15 (fifteen centimeters) between / the logs to close joints moss is laid - / These houses are said to be / very warm in winter and cool in summer - Expensive as wood is / becoming scarce - valued now at about 7000 to 8000 francs - The / grainery [sic] is used to store valuables such as money linen wheat etc - / chimney M3.00 sq at bottom, said to be too large by M 1.00.

Cite this object as

Album Page, Elevation and Section of Farmhouse, September 18, 1890; Whitney Warren Jr. (American, 1864–1943); France; brush and watercolor, graphite, traces of pen and red ink on textured off-white wove paper tipped into binding with fabric; 31.6 x 24.7 cm (12 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.), irregular; Gift of Mrs. William Greenough; 1943-51-236

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