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1915

  • Work on this object began.

1938

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

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Drawing, Polychrome floral group c

This is a Drawing. It was manufactured by Herman A. Elsberg. It is dated 1915 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is gouache, blue tassel (silk?) support: ivory paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Unknown. It is credited Anonymous bequest in memory of Albert and Rebecca Elsberg.

  • Model, Sambucus Nigra, 1875–1898
  • wood, papier-mâché, cardboard, plaster, reed pith, metal, string, feathers,....
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
  • 22.2018.6

Its dimensions are

31.3 x 23.8 cm (12 5/16 x 9 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink on affixed label at lower left: 5830/PAON 4

Cite this object as

Drawing, Polychrome floral group c; Manufactured by Herman A. Elsberg (American, 1869–1938); France; gouache, blue tassel (silk?) support: ivory paper; 31.3 x 23.8 cm (12 5/16 x 9 3/8 in.); Anonymous bequest in memory of Albert and Rebecca Elsberg; 1938-82-229-c

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