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Design for Door Knocker

Artist:
Attributed to Étienne Delaune (French, Orléans 1518/19–1583 Strasbourg)
Date:
16th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown washes, with graphite underdrawing.
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 7 13/16 in. (24.7 x 19.8 cm.)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.513.17
Not on view
Design for a door knocker. At bottom center a cartouche with a horse-head and acanthus leaves is depicted. Extending from its sides are thick leaves which curve outward and upward toward the central area where a dog is drawn at the center. The top is surmounted by a blank escutcheon flanked by lions.
Marcel Guiot & Cie; Edgar Kaufman (London); Sullivan Kaufman (British, 1908–1998); Vendor: Wynne R.H. Jeudwine (British, 1920–1984)Purchased in Paris. Orginally from the collection of E. Kaufman in London.
Sullivan Kaufman, George Knox Fantastic and Ornamental Drawings: A Selection of Drawings from the Kaufman Collection Exh. cat. Portsmouth College of Art and Design. Portsmouth, 1969, cat. no. 90, fig. no. 90, ill.



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