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Design for Silk Brocade

Unknownca. 1750

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Horizontal composition illustrating flowers executed in colored pastel at left, and a small Chinese landscape with bridges and pavilion has been sketched out in white pastel in the center. To the right are lightly sketched elements in black pastel. Squared in brown ink.

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Details

  • Title: Design for Silk Brocade
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: ca. 1750
  • Paper Support: Bluish grey laid paper
  • Markings: MOYEN / M [Heart] IOHANNOT / DANNONAY / 1742
  • Inscribed: Verso, in blue crayon: 154
  • Dimensions: 44.1 x 55.5 cm (17 3/8 x 21 7/8 in.), irregular
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Medium: Pastel, pen and brown ink squaring on bluish grey laid paper

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