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Design for a Repouseé Cane Handle

Artist:
Juste Aurèle Meissonnier (French, Turin 1695–1750 Paris)
Medium:
Pen and gray ink with brush and gray wash over graphite underdrawing
Dimensions:
3 7/16 x 1 11/16 in. (8.7 x 4.3 cm) frame: 21 x 16 in. (53.3 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.1032.2
Not on view
Inscription: In graphite at upper center (verso): "16 a b"; at center verso: "5" [upside down]; at lower right corner: "10".
D. David-Weill (French); Sotheby's, Geneva sale, November 14, 1984, part of lot 197.; Vendor: Armin B. Allen, Inc. (New York)purchased in New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century," December 10, 1991–March 15, 1992.

Armin B. Allen, Inc., Hobhouse Ltd., Morton Morris & Co. The Art Of Design, 1575-1875: Three Hundred Years of Ornamental Drawings and Objects of Curiosity. Ex. cat. New York, 1985, cat. no. 20, ill.

Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 73, p. 111, ill.

Peter Fuhring Juste-Aurele Meissonnier: Un génie du rococo, 1695-1750. 2 vols., Turin and London, 1999, fig. no. 15, p. 309, ill.

Sarah Coffin, Gail S. Davidson, Ellen Lupton, Penelope Hunter-Stiebel Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730-2008. Exh. cat., Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, Mar. 7-July 16. New York, 2008, fig. no. 5, p. 105, ill.



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