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Study for a Cartouche

Artist:
Gilles-Marie Oppenord (French, Paris 1672–1742 Paris)
Medium:
Pen and black ink with brush and gray wash. Framing lines in pen and black ink.
Dimensions:
5 x 4 3/16 in. (12.7 x 10.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.4.2
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink in cartouche: "A / Premier / Livre de / Cartouche / dans le du chevalier / Bernin, / inventé par Gi / Marie Oppenort / directeur Directeur / Gnl des des Bat / et jardins de / S.A.R. Re / du Royaume"; at lower left, also in pen and brown ink: "gout".
Vendor: F. & G. Staack
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century," December 10, 1991–March 15, 1992.

Martin P. Eidelberg "Watteau, Lancret, and the Fountains of Oppenort." Burlington Magazine. vol. 110, no. 785, August 1968, p. 451, footnote, 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. 82, p. 135, ill.



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