Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Roundel with Bird in a Landscape and Small Sketches

Artist:
Anonymous, French, 18th century
Artist:
Possibly connected to Antoine Caire-Morand (French, Briançon 1747–1825 Turin)
Artist:
Anonymous, French, 19th century
Date:
ca. 1785–90
Medium:
Pen and black ink, graphite, gouache
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 5/16 x 10 7/16 x 1/4 in. (18.5 x 26.5 x 0.6 cm)
Classifications:
Ornament & Architecture, Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.559.6(6v)
Not on view
Page with a roundel of a bird perched on a tall stand. The bird is surrounded by a background of blue and green trees portrayed in watercolors and ink. Below the roundel are ink sketches of a jar or bottle, a pitcher, and a vase with two flowers.
Inscription: 'Dictionnaire portatif / Amis rien n'est plus / commun que le nom / rien n'est plus rare que / la chose.' ; 'Amour plaisanterie / ou sotisse. / Plaisanterie lors que. / L'on adore toutes / les [femmes]' [quotes from Magasin des Modes nouvelles françaises et anglaises]
Vendor: August J. Fries
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