Design for a Screen

Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt II1753

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

At the top center of drawing, below a cove, is a bag of arrows resting on a bed of feathers. Beneath this canopy of feathers, there is a fruit tree and sitting below the tree on a platform are a platform are a man and woman playing music as a child peers at them. On either side of this scene, there is a tree with a child below it on a platform. One child is poking its finger through a birdcage, while the other is holding a horn or some kind of toy. The space is surrounded by Rocaille architecture and ornament.

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  • Title: Design for a Screen
  • Creator: Johann Michael Hoppenhaupt II
  • Date Created: 1753
  • Signed: Inventé par Hoppenhaupt, 1753
  • Provenance: From the Collection of Léon Decloux
  • Dimensions: 57.7 x 40.3 cm (22 11/16 x 15 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching and engraving on white laid paper