Reverse painting

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Object Name: 
Reverse painting
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
64.4.93
Dimensions: 
(Frame): 50.3 x 41.5 cm; (glass): 43.4 x 34.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1840-1860
Credit Line: 
Gift of Col. and Mrs. Edgar William Garbisch
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown glass; oil paint, some transparent paint backed with foil. Rectangular; large white and yellow urn resting on a gray/white marbled surface; one elaborate scrolled handle visible, other hidden by mass of white, blue, red, yellow, and lavender flowers, green foliate; flat black background; gold butterfly in upper left corner. Transparent paint used in depicting blossoms, butterfly, some leaves and part of urn to allow foil to show. Frame: convex contoured wood, painted black with gold inner band, mitered corners.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Garbisch, Bernice Chrysler (Mrs. Edgar William), Source
1964-10-23
Garbisch, Edgar William, Source
1964-10-23
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