Study for the Ceiling of a Salon in the Hôtel de Mazarin
François Joseph Belanger (French, Paris 1744–1818 Paris)
Pen and gray ink, brush and gray and colored wash, over black chalk; framing lines and blue paper border
16 7/8 x 22 3/4 in. (42.9 x 57.8 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Not on view
Signature: In pen and brown ink at lower right: "Belanger" with paraph.
Inscription: In pen and black ink on mount at top: "No 7"; in pen and black ink below on mount: "Plafond du Salon en Stuck que précéde la Gallerie"; in pen and brown ink on drawing at bottom center: "La Duchesse de Mazarin".
Vendor: B. T. Batsford, Ltd. (London)
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. 8, pp. 12-13, ill.
Peter Fuhring "Review: French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century." Master Drawings. vol. 33, no. 1, Spring 1995, pp. 58-59.