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Design for a Snuff Box Cover (recto); Trophy of Hunting (verso)

Juste-Aurèle Meissonnierca. 1750

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Snuff box decorated with scrolls, shell, and flower boughs. At left, small-sized and rough graphite sketch of statue; verso, vertically suspended from a bowknot and showing stag, boar, bird, spear and horn, with caption: Saverne f d'après J.B. Oudry dont l'original est à M. de S (...?).

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  • Title: Design for a Snuff Box Cover (recto); Trophy of Hunting (verso)
  • Creator: Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
  • Date Created: ca. 1750
  • Signed: Signed in ink, upper left corner: O.R.
  • Paper Support: Paper
  • Markings: Scroll of a watermark
  • Exhibitions: American Federation of Arts (travelling exhibition), "Decorative Design of the Rococo Period," 1953 - 1954.
  • Dimensions: 12.3 x 19.1 cm (4 13/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Medium: Graphite, pen and black ink, black chalk on paper; verso: black chalk

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