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Cabinet de Mr. le Comte Bielenski Grand Marechal de la Couronne de Pologne executé en 1734; Chiminée avec glace, avec de chaque côté une partie du lambris d'appui et des peintures, 1st Plate

Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier1742–48

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Large-scale drawing of fireplace with andirons in foreground and cartouche decoration at rear of opening. The overmantel consists of a large rococo mirror which reflects the other side of the room. Three-branched wall lights are attached to either side of the mirror. At top of mirror, near ceiling, are two putti playing with garland flowers. Enclosed in a paneled frame (left) is a partial view of a painting, "Zephyr et Flore," showing putti, flowers, and the legs of a goddess. A putto, holding a flamed torch, is at top of painting. In the paneled frame (right) is a partial view of a man holding a spear in his right hand with two dogs nearby.

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  • Title: Cabinet de Mr. le Comte Bielenski Grand Marechal de la Couronne de Pologne executé en 1734; Chiminée avec glace, avec de chaque côté une partie du lambris d'appui et des peintures, 1st Plate
  • Creator: Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
  • Date Created: 1742–48
  • Provenance: Jean Léon Decloux (Decloux 173)
  • Paper Support: White laid paper
  • Inscribed: Inscribed on plate, upper left: P; upper right: 87; lower left: J.A. Meissonnier, inv.; lower center: Cabinet de Mr. le Comte Bielenski Grand Marechal de la Couronne de Pologne executé en 1734; lower center (below): A Paris chés Huquier rue St. Jacque au coin de celle des Mathurins CPR.; lower right: Chenu Sculp.
  • Dimensions: Platemark: 54.5 x 34.7 cm (21 7/16 x 13 11/16 in.)Overall: 3.7 x 60.5 x. 44.8 cm (1 7/16 x 23 13/16 x 17 5/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Peter Fuhring, "Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier and His Patrons," in Sarah Coffin et. al, Rococo, The Continuing Curve 1730-2008 (New York: Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2008), p. 30, fig. 6.
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Engraving on white laid paper

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