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Acanthus Leaf Design

Alexis Peyrotte1740

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Horizontal view of large, swirling acanthus leaf design consisting of raffle leaves and a repetitive design of small ovals at the center of the arrangement.

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Details

  • Title: Acanthus Leaf Design
  • Creator: Alexis Peyrotte
  • Date Created: 1740
  • Provenance: From the Collection of Léon Decloux
  • Paper Support: White laid paper mounted on cream laid paper
  • Markings: Verso: isolated red chalk markings (see object)
  • Inscribed: Inscribed on plate, upper left: B; upper right: 6; lower left: Peirotte in; lower right: huquier Sculn et ex A Paris rue des Mathurins C.P.R.; written in graphite on mount, lower right: n° 12
  • Dimensions: 30.7 x 48 cm (12 1/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching on white laid paper

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