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Design for a Frontispiece

Artist:
Claude Louis Châtelet (French, Paris 1753–1794 Paris)
Date:
1782
Medium:
Pen and brown and gray ink, brush and brown and gray wash, watercolor. Framing lines in pen and black ink, with pink wash outside line.
Dimensions:
17 9/16 x 12 15/16 in. (44.6 x 32.9 cm) (image with framing lines)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward Pearce Casey Fund, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.1150
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at lower left on plinth: "RECUEIL / Contenant le Plan general & / diverses Vues du Jardin de la / Reine au petit Trianon. / Par le Sr. Mique Chevalier de / L'ordre de St. Michel, Premier / Architecte honoraire Intendt. / General des Batimens du / Roy & de ceux de la Reine. / 1782"; in graphite, below framing line at lower right: "Chatelet / 4537 [?]"; on verso in pen and brown ink at lower center: "979 / 41 x 60"; on verso in graphite, below: "Chatelet [?]" and "130"; at upper left, direction reversed, "36 X [effaced]".
Czar Paul I (1754-1801); Pavlovsk Palace Library; Stieglitz Library, St. Petersburg, Russia; State Hermitage Museum ; Hermitage sale, C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 4, 1932, no. 19; Sotheby's, London March 27, 1969, lot 132, repr.; Private Collection, Munich; Vendor: William H. Schab purchased in New York, 1984
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century," December 10, 1991–March 15, 1992.

Master Prints and Drawings of Five Centuries. Catalogue no. 67. William H. Schab Gallery, New York, 1984, cat. no. 8, 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. 25, pp. 42-45, ill.



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