Design for a Window Hanging


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Simply delineated window case and frame for tall casement windows. Window treatment consists of blue fabric dotted with pink spots, gathered in center and corners to create short festoon and pleats on either side. This valence lays over a pale pink curtain, also gathered just above the center of the window frame on either side, yielding a soft drape and pleats. Both curtains and valence are ornamented with yellow fringe having darked eneds. Tiebacks match fringe.

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  • Title: Design for a Window Hanging
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1775–1800
  • Paper Support: off-white laid paper
  • Markings: Stamped in blue ink at lower right: N encircled
  • Inscribed: Written in pen and black ink at lower right: No 4; verso: written separately in graphite: 236/No 2
  • Dimensions: 23.9 x 18.1 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on off-white laid paper