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Maria Oakey Dewing letter to Mr. Perry

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Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927
not after 1881
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 folded sheet : handwritten ; 21 x 26 cm., folded to 21 x 13 cm.
Date range based on the fact that Dewing signs with her maiden name (she and Thomas Dewing were married in 1881).
Dewing writes to a Mr. Perry (possibly Oliver Hazard Perry) to discuss her designs for decorative andirons which he has commissioned. She includes sketches of potential designs numbered 1 through 4: a mother and child, a "fire worshipper [sic]", a Japanese woman with a fan; and a cupid holding bellows.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Decorative arts
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Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers, 1876-1963, bulk 1890-1930
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