AN EDWARDIAN CONTEXT
TO A CONTEMPORARY STUDY
The walls of my study were painted more than twenty years ago in an Arts and Crafts theme in acid green stenciling but I've recently redecorated the room to include the new and unexpected in response to my changing needs and tastes. While the clock, of Belgian black marble, is from 1835, the stainless steel lamps are of my design. They stand on a nineteenth century bookcase where my first editions and more prized volumes are stored.
We're under the roof here as evidenced by the old beam and the sloping ceiling. My desk and companion storage unit were made for me twenty years ago to my Biedermeier-inspired design. The casual chairs are Victorian English while my desk chair is eighteenth century Italian. On the back wall is a portrait of Gil Cohen by photographer Crawford Barton, 1978. The painting on the right is mine, entitled "Sacrifice Hit," 1980.
The corner sofa is late eighteenth century, Italian. The gouache above is by me from 1981 and the bronze medallion is by Walker Hancock, 1940s. The 1887 photograph to the right by Eadweard Muybridge examines the locomotion of a woman getting out of bed. Below is a New York roofscape done by me in pen and ink from our Chelsea Hotel window in 1991.
The table is by Alvar Aalto and the framed gouache is mine, from the late 70s. The lamp and the chair are by Ikea.
The wall sconces, with downward pointing arrows, are late 18th century, French, bought in Cannes many years ago.
A recently completed watercolor, from a new blue series of works on paper, dries on my tabletop.