Design for a Carriage

Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt II1753

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for a carriage. The roof of the coach is dome-shaped with tassels hanging down. Plant ornament encompasses the coach from its door to its wheels. At the back of the coach, where the driver would presumably sit, a crown and possibly a riding crop are set upon a cushion. At the front of the coach, there are various household objects like a lamp and ornate, framed mirror. The carriage's door has a screen-like window, and below this, a framed pastoral scene.

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  • Title: Design for a Carriage
  • Creator: Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt II
  • Date Created: 1753
  • Signed: Invente par Hoppenhaupt, dated 1753. Signed I.W. Meil del et inci.
  • Provenance: Léon Decloux
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY - CHNDM, "Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008," March 7 - July 6, 2008.
  • Dimensions: 40.8 x 64.2 cm (16 1/16 x 25 1/4 in
  • Bibliography: Ulrich Leben, "German Rococo: From Cuvillies in Munich to Nahl in Potsdam," in Sarah Coffin et. al, Rococo, The Continuing Curve, 1730-2008 (New York: Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2008), p. 138, fig. 1.
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching and engraving on white laid paper