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Sitting Room, 7 Owen's Row, Islington

Richard Parminter Cuff1855

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

The decoration of this row house sitting room shows a simple, domestic arrangement. A center table, covered with books, is also used for dining, as is evident in the damask crumb cloth spread over the floral-patterned carpet. On the left is a large window curtained in white; a sewing table holding a casual bouquet of flowers is placed in front. Furniture and ornament date to the early nineteenth century. A woman clothed head to toe in white stands to the right of the window.

Details

  • Title: Sitting Room, 7 Owen's Row, Islington
  • Creator: Richard Parminter Cuff
  • Date Created: 1855
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor and gray wash over graphite
  • Signed: Lower left, in pen and black ink: R P Cuff, London 7 Owen's row, Goswell road, Augt 1855
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw CollectionHazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London
  • Inscribed: On the reverse, a study of the head of a young woman, R P Cuff anno 1885
  • Exhibitions: New York - Frick Collection An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections, May 21 – August 23, 1992.New York - The Pierpont Morgan Library, Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw, Part II, 1985, no. 73, (Illus.).London, Hazlit, Gooden, and Fox, Interiors, 1981, no. 28, (Illus.).London - William Drummond, 1976.
  • Dimensions: Frame H x W x D: 44.8 x 60.3 x 2.5 cm (17 5/8 x 23 3/4 x 1 in.)Sheet: 28 x 34.5 cm (11 x 13 9/16 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), 54, fig. 37; 122, pl.57.Charlotte Gere, An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections (New York: The Frick Collection, 1992), 84-85 (Illus.).

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