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Projet d'une grande Pendule, 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: 18 7/8 × 13 in. (47.9 × 33 cm) Sheet: 22 5/8 × 17 in. (57.5 × 43.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.62.5.54
Not on view
Design for a large pendule hung in front of a wall panel. The pendule has a round clock dial placed in a large case built up out of rocaille ornaments. On top a winged female figure holding a garland is seated. On the left the garland is supported by the figure of a small cupid. To the left, part of a door is depicted and on the lower right three arms of a candelabra are visible.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: '97'; 'J.A. Meissonnier inv.'; 'Huquier Sculp. et ex rue St Jacques C.P.R.'; 'Projet d'une grande Pendule placée sur une paneau'
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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