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Design for a Ceiling at Théatre Français, Paris

Artist:
Aimé Chenavard (French, 1798–1838)
Date:
1810–38
Medium:
Pen and black ink, gouache, gold gilt, over graphite
Dimensions:
12 11/16 x 15 11/16 in. (32.3 x 39.9 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1958
Accession Number:
58.601.1
Not on view
Inscription: In graphite at top: "Plafond du Theatre Français".
At upper left: "noms de tragiques / grecs placés dans les petits / camées / Magnes / cratinus / cratès / Pherecrate / Eupolis / Epicarme / Menardre / Eunius."
At lower left: "Les figures assises auprès / des cartouches, sont i / pour EURIPIDE / HERCULE / IPHIGENIE / pour ESCHYLE / AGAMEMNON / LES EUMENIDES / pour SOPHOCLE. / Odipe / Phadre."
At upper right: "Les trois grands / caissons sont occupés / par / TERENCE / ARISTOPHANE / PLAUTE."
At lower right: "noms des tragiques Grecs / placés dans les camées bleus. / cherilus / Pratinus / Phrynicus / Jan / Agathon / Philoclès / Astydamas / Asclepiade / Apnarée / Theodecle / Denis / Phyloxene / Phryxene."
Vendor: Walter Schatzki
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