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This is a drawing. It was created by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Cooper Union Library as part of Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum.

It is dated 1880s. Its medium is brush and watercolor, graphite on paper. It is a part of the department.

Abram Hewitt, a successful businessman, combined business with pleasure by bringing his family on yearly trips to Europe. On these trips, Sarah and Eleanor began collecting books, prints, drawings, and rare textiles. These drawings, created during their travels abroad, depict various locations, as well as design and architectural details. They reflect the sisters’ curiosity and an early interest in the study of art and design.

It is credited The Cooper Union Archives and Special Collections.

Its dimensions are

H x W (Estimated): 15.2 × 12.7 cm (6 × 5 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum.

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