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A Connecticut Christmas
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Drawing; ink and gouache with graphite on white wove paper mounted to board
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 15 x 21 7/8in. (38.1 x 55.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Drawing of a family scene with a man, woman, two boys and a girl, in a parlour at Christmas. The woman is seated in a chair, with the man standing next to her. The girl is showing a doll to the woman while one of the boys plays on a rocking horse. The other boy is seated on the floor looking at a book. A doll in a small cradle is also on the floor. A Christmas tree is on a table to the left, decorated with ornaments and candles. There are some toys under the tree, and also some wrapped presents. In the background is a fireplace with a fire. There is a mantelpiece with a clock and two oil lamps. There is a mirror above the mantle, and a framed portrait hanging on the wall.
Use Note: Original drawing number 52 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. The drawing was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.52.
Object Number: 1980.93.32
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