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Canapé executé pour Mr. le Comte de Bielenski, from 'Oeuvre de Juste Aurele Meissonnier'

Artist:
Juste Aurèle Meissonnier (French, Turin 1695–1750 Paris)
Engraver:
Gabriel Huquier (French, Orléans 1695–1772 Paris)
Publisher:
Gabriel Huquier (French, Orléans 1695–1772 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1742–48
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 12 1/2 × 14 5/16 in. (31.7 × 36.4 cm) Sheet: 22 3/4 × 17 in. (57.8 × 43.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.62.5.51
Not on view
Design for a canape executed for the interior of the palace of the Duke Bielenski (1735). The canape is characterized by heavily patterned upholstery with a palmette motif in the center. The canape is set against a wall with mouldings in the shape of C-volutes and rocaille motifs.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: 'Q'; '94'; 'J.A. Meissonnier inv.'; 'Huquier Sculp'; 'Canapé executé pour Mr. le Comte de Bielenski Grand M.al de la Couronne de Pologne, en 1735.'; 'A Paris chés Huquier rue St Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins C.P.R.'
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living in Style: Five Centuries of Interior Design from the Collection of Drawings and Prints," June 17, 2013–September 9, 2013.

Guilmard 1880, p. 156; Fuhring 1999, vol II, G 97
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