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Caricature of a Printseller

Artist:
Jean Charles Delafosse (French, Paris 1734–1789 Paris)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Ennemond Alexandre Petitot (French, Lyons 1727–1801 Parma)
Medium:
Pen and black ink, brush and gray and colored wash over traces of black chalk
Dimensions:
6 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (16.8 x 10 cm.)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.576.5(6)
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at lower center: "Le Md. D'estampes"
Vendor: Emil Hirsch
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century," December 10, 1991–March 15, 1992.

Marianne Roland Michel Le Dessin Français au XVIIIe Siècle. Paris, 1987, p. 140.

Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 38, p. 63, ill.

Peter Fuhring "Review: French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century." Master Drawings. vol. 33, no. 1, Spring 1995, p. 58.

Alastair Laing, Martin Meade, J. W. Niemeijer, Christopher White, Michael Jacobs, Karin Wolfe, Michael Snodin Drawings for Architecture, Design, and Ornament. 2 vols., Aylesbury, 2006, p. 162.



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