Design of Fragments of the Border

Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier1748

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Only state. Plate showing three designs: upper left, end of scroll with acanthus leaf motif; lower left, backplate of key form decorated with swirling acanthus leaves; right, ornament with shell, urn, leaves, and fruit decoration on plinth. Within design on right, four ovals with numeric inscriptions: upper left, 3000; upper right, 100; lower left, 1110; lower right, 904.

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  • Title: Design of Fragments of the Border
  • Creator: Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
  • Date Created: 1748
  • Provenance: Jean Léon Decloux (Decloux 173)
  • Paper Support: Off-white laid paper
  • Inscribed: Inscribed on plate, upper left: F; upper right: 37; lower right: Huquier Sculp. et ex. C.P.R.
  • Dimensions: 37 x 21.8 cm (14 9/16 x 8 9/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching on off-white laid paper