An Interior in Moscow

Dominique Hagen1851

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

This opulent salon is dominated by ormolu-mounted furniture in the Boulle style and blue velvet upholstered sofas and chairs from the Rococo Revival period. The grand candelabra, center chandelier and lamps are contemporaneous with the period. The chimneypiece and overmantel mirror are in the Louis XV taste. Imposing classical columns, sculpture, paintings and porcelain create a room that is a testament to wealth and display.

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  • Title: An Interior in Moscow
  • Creator: Dominique Hagen
  • Date Created: 1851
  • Signed: Lower right: D. Hagen 1851
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Talabardon & Gautier, Paris; Mademoiselle Agar; Rachel Felix (Munf 1821 - 1858 Le Cannet)
  • Paper Support: White wove paper
  • Inscribed: On mount, lower center, left: J n'y retournerai pas je t'en fiche/ Ma parole Rachel Lower center, right: Moscou, Rue Pakrovka, no. 180 - Revenez-y au plus vite! Surinin
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY - CHNDM, House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.
  • Dimensions: Old frame H x W x D: 46 x 53.3 x 4.4 cm (18 1/8 x 21 x 1 3/4 in.)Sheet: 27.5 x 35.5 cm (10 13/16 x 14 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), 22, fig. 24; 116, pl. 50.Madame de Barrera, Memoirs of Rachel (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1858).Rachel M. Brownstein, Tragic Muse: Rachel of the Comedie-Francaise (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993), [Illus.].Joanna Richardson, Rachel (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1957).
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor, pen and ink on white wove paper


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