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Designs for the Top and Bottom of a Small Rectangular Box

Artist:
Louis Félix de La Rue (French, Paris 1731–1765 Paris)
Medium:
Pen and dark brown ink, brush and light brown wash, over black chalk, with framing lines around each design
Dimensions:
7 1/16 x 4 7/16 in. (17.9 x 11.3 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.621
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink above upper scene: "Desus de la boete lamour et [himen?]/de bas lief"; at lower right of upper scene: "de bas lief"; above lower design: "desous"
Charles and Jayne Wrightsman; Donor: Charles and Jayne Wrightsman
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century," December 10, 1991–March 15, 1992.

Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 57, pp. 90-91, ill.



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