Workshop of Henri Auguste (French, Paris 1759–1816 Port-au-Prince)
After a Design by Jean Guillaume Moitte (French, Paris 1746–1810 Paris)
Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash.
17 13/16 x 23 1/16 in. (45.2 x 58.5 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1978
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink on lining at upper right [verso]: "Collection de dessins / par Auguste / ancien orfèvre de / L'empereur Napoléon"; in lightly effaced graphite below and partly underneath: "Soupière pour M. Damidoff".
Marking: Odiot stamp lower right, INV. no. 138.
Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (French, 1763–1850); Maison Odiot (French)stamp no. 138; Galerie Fischer-Kiener, Paris; Vendor: Adrian Ward-Jackson
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," September 21, 1998–November 30, 1998.
Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. "Vasemania: Neoclassical Form and Ornament in Europe," July 22, 2004–October 17, 2004.
Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 4, pp. 6-7, ill.
Hans Ottomeyer, Heather Jane McCormick, Wurtzburger Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, Stefanie Walker Vasemania: Neoclassical Form and Ornament in Europe: selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Bard Graduate Center. New Haven, 2004, cat. no. 65, p. 129, ill.
Artist: Henri Auguste (French, Paris 1759–1816 Port-au-Prince)Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and gray and gray-green wash, traces of graphite underdrawing, with framing lines in pen and brown inkAccession: 1978.638.3On view in:Not on view