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Object Timeline

1901

  • Work on this object began.

1910

  • Work on this object ended.

1937

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2018

2022

Drawing, Study of Irises

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Sophia L. Crownfield. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is pen and ink, graphite and watercolor on yellow tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Starling W. Childs and Ward Cheney. It is credited Gift of Starling W. Childs and Ward Cheney.

  • Vase (England)
  • glazed earthenware, overglaze lustre.
  • Gift of David Schafer.
  • 1986-42-4

Its dimensions are

47.1 × 59.2 cm (18 9/16 × 23 5/16 in.) Mat: 76.2 × 101.6 cm (30 × 40 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in brush and black wash at bottom, center and bottom right corner, recto: S. L. Crownfield (inscribed by her sister, Gertrude); and at top, center: No. 13. Inscribed in pen and black ink by another hand: A lower petal held up by stable flower in background.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study of Irises; Designed by Sophia L. Crownfield (American, 1862–1929); USA; pen and ink, graphite and watercolor on yellow tracing paper; 47.1 × 59.2 cm (18 9/16 × 23 5/16 in.) Mat: 76.2 × 101.6 cm (30 × 40 in.); Gift of Starling W. Childs and Ward Cheney; 1937-59-37

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