Sketches of a Glass Display Case With a Curtain
- Part Of:
- Graphite on thin, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
- Sheet: 9 1/2 × 7 1/2 inches (24.1 × 19.1 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, center right: "The curtains are raised or lowered by | the string which hangs down by the | side- they ae of a color rather | darker than the green of the walls. | The case is while with lihts [...] | painted green. - In the larger | room marked A on the plan, the | preparations of which figures are | upon Tables & covered with a glass | case over which is drawn a green | side covering - they are laid upon a lilac silk cushion with white | folded silk around them. -"; inscribed in graphiter center: "In this sketch the Curtain which hangs | down the side is omitted.-"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "One of the Cases enclising the preparations | the frame and back is of an imitation of mahogany. | around the preparation, white silk is laid in | folds- the back lets out - a small drawer | underneath contains an account of the references | marked in the drawings hung over each preparation"; inscribed in graphite, upper right: "I/33"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors
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Sir Robert Smirke the younger, 1781–1867, British, Sketches of a Glass Display Case With a Curtain, 1802-1804
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