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Design for a Carpet Proposed for a Salon

Artist:
François Joseph Belanger (French, Paris 1744–1818 Paris)
Date:
1777–78
Medium:
Colored wash over black chalk, pen and brown ink at right. Border line in pen and red-brown ink.
Dimensions:
13 3/8 x 22 1/16 in. (34 x 56 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.85.11
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and rose ink at top: "No. 15"; below: "Projet d'un Tapis pour le Sallon pour être éxecuté en Angleterre."
Vendor: B. T. Batsford, Ltd. (London)Ltd., London
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century," December 10, 1991–March 15, 1992.

John Harris, Catalogue of British Drawings for Architecture...in American Collections, 1971, p. 19, pl. 14 (as Lansdowne House carpet)
Untitled (Dealer Catalogue). B. T. Batsford, Ltd., London, 1932, cat. no. 78.

Pierre Verlet The Savonnerie: Its History: The Waddesdon Collection. Vol. X of the James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor. London, 1982, fig. no. 90, 113, pp. 146-149, 418.

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

Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 13, pp. 19-20, ill.

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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