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Design for an Ornamental Decoration

Jacques de Lajoue1740–60

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Fountain in full width of the middle distance is surrounded by trellis and rocaille colonnades. Verso: small parts of an abstract plant and sketch of a pavilion.

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  • Title: Design for an Ornamental Decoration
  • Creator: Jacques de Lajoüe
  • Date Created: 1740–60
  • Viewing Notes: Fountain expands the full width of this design, surrounded by trellis and rocaille colonnades, rendered with a whimsical flair for atmosphere.
  • Provenance: From the Collection of Léon Decloux
  • Paper Support: Paper
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY - CUM, "Five Centuries of Drawing," The Cooper Union Centennial Exhibition. Selected and arranged by The Cooper Union Museum, organized by The American Federation of Arts. November 11, 1959 - November 11, 1961.Baltimore, MD - The Baltimore Museum of Art, "Age of Elegance: The Rococo and its Effect," April 25 - June 14, 1959.
  • Dimensions: 17.3 x 46.4 cm (6 13/16 x 18 1/4 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on paper

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