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Study for a Carpet for the Hôtel de Mazarin

Artist:
François Joseph Belanger (French, Paris 1744–1818 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1777
Medium:
Pen and gray ink, brush and gray and colored wash, over black chalk. Lined with blue paper mount at top and bottom, with framing line in pen and black ink.
Dimensions:
17 9/16 x 30 1/16 in. (44.6 x 76.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.85.8
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and rose ink on mount at top: "No 5"; on mount at bottom: "Tapis de la Gallerie de Ma[---] Mazarin, pour être éxecuté à la Manufacture de Beauvais"; in pen and brown ink at bottom center of drawing: "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.

Untitled (Dealer Catalogue). B. T. Batsford, Ltd., London, 1932, cat. no. 78.

Pierre Verlet The Savonnerie: Its History. The Waddesdon Collection: The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Maner. London, 1982, fig. no. 89, 112, pp. 146-149, 418.

Peter Thornton Authentic Decor: The Domestic Interior, 1620-1920. London, 1984, cat. no. under 205, p. 165.

Howard Coutts "French Eighteenth-Century Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum." Apollo. January 1986, p. 26.

Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 10, pp. 14-15.

Peter Fuhring "Review: French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century." Master Drawings. vol. 33, no. 1, Spring 1995, pp. 58-59.



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