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A Sitting Room, perhaps in a Country Dacha

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

This sitting room is clearly situated in a summer residence. Three large French doors, opened to the outside, are dressed with billowing white pelmets. The light wooden floor is laid in a simple geometric pattern and the furniture, in the Biedermeier style, is upholstered, most likely in printed cotton. A center table, covered with a plaid cloth, holds books and a plant. A writing desk, additional plants, a birdcage, paintings and a dog curled up on the sofa create the ambience of a summer retreat.

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  • Title: A Sitting Room, perhaps in a Country Dacha
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: n.d.
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Sotheby's sale?
  • Paper Support: White wove paper
  • Inscribed: Verso, upper center, in graphite: 97
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.
  • Dimensions: Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 1 in.)Sheet: 24.1 x 31.8 cm (9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)
  • Bibliography: Gail S. Davidson et al., House Proud, Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection (New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2008),140, pl. 78.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor, white gouache and graphite on white wove paper

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