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Maria Oakey Dewing letter to Mr. Perry, not after 1881, from the Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers, 1876-1963, bulk 1890-1930

Maria Oakey Dewing letter to Mr. Perry, not after 1881

Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927

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Title: Maria Oakey Dewing letter to Mr. Perry

Date: not after 1881

Physical Details: Letter : 1 folded sheet : handwritten ; 21 x 26 cm., folded to 21 x 13 cm.

Description: 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.

Creator: Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927

Forms part of: Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers, 1876-1963, bulk 1890-1930

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation: Maria Oakey Dewing letter to Mr. Perry, not after 1881. Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers, 1876-1963, bulk 1890-1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 14048