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Artist's palette

Title
[Artist's palette] [art original] / D.E.C.
Production
[New York?], [between 1884 and 1890]
Physical Description
1 drawing : watercolor ; image 9 x 11 cm, on sheet 38.5 x 28 cm
Medium
wove paper.
Notes
Title devised by curator.
Signed by the artist with initials at bottom of image.
Place of production inferred from artist's city of residence during this time period.
Date from decorated title page indicating that the volumes of this copy were "... privately illustrated 1884-1890".
Mounted above drawing is a proof state of a mezzotint engraving after Reynolds entitled The age of innocence.
Bound in as page 240 in volume 9 of M.C.D. Borden's extensively extra-illustrated copy of: Horace Walpole and his world / edited by L. B. Seeley ... London : Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1884.
Provenance
Borden Sale, American Art Gallery, 17-19 February 1913, lot 812. Rains Galleries, New York, NY, 27 November 1935 (W.D. Breaker sale), lot 688, bought in by Breaker. Purchased from William D. Breaker (through G.A. Baker) by W.S. Lewis, 1939.
Summary
Watercolor drawing of a palette, with colored paints in a line across the top, five paint brushes emerging from the thumb hole on the right side and a garland of holly leaves and berries wraps around three sides of the palette. Intended as a vignette as indicated by the words penned in ink below "End of Vol. III".
Format
Images
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 08, 2018
References
David Edward Cronin, Artist's Palette. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Cite as
David Edward Cronin, Artist's Palette. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Watercolors - American - 19th century.
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