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This and 87 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Album.

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1943

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2021

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Album Page, Black Forest Sketches, September 18, 1887

This is a Album page. It was created by Whitney Warren Jr.. It is dated September 18, 1887 and we acquired it in 1943. Its medium is graphite, on cream wove paper tipped into binding with fabric. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. William Greenough. It is credited Gift of Mrs. William Greenough.

Its dimensions are

31.1 x 23.7 cm (12 1/4 x 9 5/16 in.), irregular

It has the following markings

Paper-maker's mark: embossed in support at upper left corner of sheet: an oval with "J M P" in center, ornament above and a small banner that reads "BRISTOL" below.

It is inscribed

Recto, in graphite, at top left: steeple on / village church; at top right: House in Gagenauu [sic]; in top right corner: (inscribed in circle) 47 / 59; at center: little roof dormer; at lower left: Very pretty form of gables / overhang in both studs / is at least 3 ft.; lower left edge: Black Forest Sketches / Sept 18th 1887; at right: shingle / bell cupola / even more top / heavy than this / very pretty / Gaggenau / Sept 18th 1887 / the letters simply... were gilded.

Cite this object as

Album Page, Black Forest Sketches, September 18, 1887; Whitney Warren Jr. (American, 1864–1943); Germany; graphite, on cream wove paper tipped into binding with fabric; 31.1 x 23.7 cm (12 1/4 x 9 5/16 in.), irregular; Gift of Mrs. William Greenough; 1943-51-127

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