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This is an interior view of a salon with a high ceiling, a doorway on the left and a three-columned alcove at right with a curtained window behind. A large carved settee is placed against the back wall beneath a mirror, extending the full length of the settee, and flanked by military figures on wall brackets; in front of the settee is a table. A corner etagere in the left rear displays glass and silver objects. A series of low side chairs with high backs are arranged at left and right. The walls are painted sky blue and the floor is of diamond-patterned marble.

Details

  • Title: Salon Interior
  • Creator: A. Redkovsky
  • Date Created: 1858
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Léon Grinberg
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor and gouache over graphite on white wove paper
  • Signed: Lower left: in pen and brown ink (in Russian script), and dated
  • Provenance: Ex. Coll.: Leo Grinberg
  • Paper Support: White wove paper
  • Exhibitions: New Haven, CT, Yale University Art Gallery, Portraits of Interiors, October 19- November 20, 1955
  • Dimensions: 19.9 x 34 cm (7 13/16 x 13 3/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Mario Praz, An Illustrated History of Furnishing from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. (New York: George Braziller, 1964) [illus. 259].

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