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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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