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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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