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1911

  • Work on this object began.

1913

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

2013

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Drawing, Textile Design: Orpheus

This is a drawing. It was designed by Dagobert Peche and made for Wiener Werkstätte. It is dated 1911–13 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is brush and watercolor on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Smithsonian Collections Acquisition and Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds.

Its dimensions are

5.7 × 12.1 cm (2 1/4 × 4 3/4 in.) Mat: 32.7 × 45.1 cm (12 7/8 × 17 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in red ink, lower right: WIENER / WERK / STÄTTE

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black ink, upper left: ORFHEVS"

Cite this object as

Drawing, Textile Design: Orpheus; Designed by Dagobert Peche (Austrian, 1887–1923, active Vienna, 1911–1923); Made for Wiener Werkstätte (Austria); Austria; brush and watercolor on paper; 5.7 × 12.1 cm (2 1/4 × 4 3/4 in.) Mat: 32.7 × 45.1 cm (12 7/8 × 17 3/4 in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Collections Acquisition and Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds; 1988-62-710

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