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Cartoon for the Back of a Tapestry Settee

Artist:
French Painter (fourth quarter 18th century)
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
26 3/4 x 68 1/2 in. (67.9 x 174 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Henry Lenygon, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.39
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (bottom left): No 175 Dossier de Canapé 4 sur[?] Tableau. (No 175 Back of a settee 4 [ . . . ?] Painting.)
Mrs. Francis Henry Lenygon (until 1975)
The only other cartoon for the back of a settee known to James Parker is in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; it is, according to him, of lesser quality. For similar designs, see A. de Champeaux, Portefeuille des arts décoratifs 9 (1896–97), pls. 797 (models for the seat and back of a sofa painted by Louis Teissier for the Manufacture des Gobelins, in the Musée de la Manufacture des Gobelins, Paris) and 839 (models for valances by Ranson, in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs).

Parker dates this picture 1785–90.
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