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Ornament Design

Juste Aurèle Meissonnier (French, Turin 1695–1750 Paris)

Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash over graphite underdrawing
Dimensions:
sheet: 5 3/4 x 3 5/16 in. (14.6 x 8.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.1032.1
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: In graphite at upper center (verso): "19b"

  • Provenance

    D. David-Weill (French); Sotheby's, Geneva sale, November 14, 1984, part of lot 197.; Vendor: Armin B. Allen, Inc. (New York)purchased in New York

  • References

    Armin B. Allen, Inc., Hobhouse Ltd., Morton Morris & Co. The Art Of Design, 1575-1875: Three Hundred Years of Ornamental Drawings and Objects of Curiosity. Ex. cat. New York, 1985, cat. no. 23, ill.

    Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 72, pp. 118-119, ill.

    Peter Fuhring "Review: French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century." Master Drawings. vol. 33, no. 1, Spring 1995, p. 61.

    Peter Fuhring Juste-Aurele Meissonnier: Un génie du rococo, 1695-1750. 2 vols., Turin and London, 1999, fig. no. 14, p. 308, ill.

    Sarah D. Coffin, Gail S. Davidson, Ellen Lupton, Penelope Hunter-Stiebel Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730-2008. Ex. cat., Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, Mar. 7-July 16. New York, 2008, fig. no. 3, p. 4, ill.



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