Part of a set of furniture designed for the music room in the New York residence of Henry G. Marquand on Madison Avenue at Sixty-eighth Street. Marquand was one of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum and its president from 1890 until 1902. The upholstery is modern: silkscreened designs were specially commissioned in an attempt to evoke the original richly embroidered panels of the settee's seat and back.
Henry G. Marquand , New York (ca. 1885–1902; sale, American Art Association , New York, January 23, 1903, lot 1364b; two settees sold for $260); Mr. and Mrs. Martin Beck , New York (by 1957) ; Samuel Schwartz , New York (by 1975) ; Elizabeth Love Godwin (until 1975; bequeathed to MMA)
Artist: Attributed to Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (British (born The Netherlands), Dronrijp 1836–1912 Wiesbaden)Date: late 1860s–70sMedium: Pen and gray ink, brush and gray washAccession: 2009.401On view in:Not on view