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A Room in a Florentine Palace

Unknown1824

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The wall decoration in the eighteenth century grisaille technique is obscured by mirrors and a portrait. The Louis XVI ormolu-mounted table, bergere armchair and upholstered wood-framed seating furniture constitute a room of mixed style. A table covered by a blue cloth for writing or painting stands near the window. A small boy in a white dress and pantalettes stands in front of the door.

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  • Title: A Room in a Florentine Palace
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1824
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw CollectionEx. Coll.: Artemis Fine Arts, Ltd., London
  • Paper Support: White wove paper
  • Inscribed: On the old mount: Cabinet de ma mere a Florence, 1824
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Smithsonian Institution. House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.New York, NY,Frick Museum. An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections, 1992.
  • Dimensions: Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 1 in.)Sheet: 17.8 x 27.9 cm (7 x 11 in.)
  • Bibliography: Gail S. Davidson et al., House Proud, Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection (New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), 81, pl. 7.Charlotte Gere, An Album of Nineteenth-Century Interiors: Watercolors from Two Private Collections (New York: The Frick Collection, 1992), 36-37 [Illus.].
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor and gouache with accents of gold paint over graphite on white wove paper

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