Drawing is of thistles with flowering purplish pink flowers; stems and leaves are in shades of purple, blue and brown.
Drawing was probably used to guide the production of a Tiffany enamel.
"Tiffany Furnaces" ; "Enamel Dept. S. G. Co." stamped on front. S.G. Co. stands for the Stourbridge Glass Company.
"A.C. Gouvy" and "Sept. 190" -- in pencil on front.
"Tiffany NYC" ; #154/3.00" -- on back.
Biographical information on Gouvy published in: New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls by Martin Eidelberg et al.
Conservation and matting completed by Michele Phillips, M.A.C., of Westlake Conservators, Ltd. in Skaneateles, NY in July 2007.
One of five Tiffany drawings selected to become a notecard in the Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass in 2009.
Photographed March 2009 (Photography no. 1000074694).
Displayed in the exhibition titled "Tiffany treasures: Design drawings by Alice Gouvy and Lillian Palmié" held at the Corning Museum of Glass from November 1, 2009-March 21, 2010 and the Rakow Research Library from March 24-April 30, 2010.
On loan to the New York Historical Society September 2011-May 2012 for inclusion in their traveling exhibition titled "A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls" located at The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida.