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Study for a Book Vignette

Artist:
Pierre Edmé Babel (French, Paris 1720–1775 Paris)
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Pen and gray ink, brush and gray wash, with framing lines
Dimensions:
4 13/16 x 4 15/16 in. (12.3 x 12.6 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Edward Pearce Casey Fund, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.1116.1
Not on view
Signature: In pen and gray ink at lower right: "Babel in. et. S[culp]" ("culp" partially effaced).
Vendor: Galerie Cailleux, Paris
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century," December 10, 1991–March 15, 1992.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 6, 1995–April 16, 1995.

Peter Fuhring Design Into Art: Drawings for Architecture and Ornament, The Lodewijk Houthakker Collection. London, 1989, cat. no. 68, pp. 123-124.

Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 6, pp. 9-10, ill.



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