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Differents Desseins de Tabatières, deuxième planche [Different Designs for Snuff Boxes, second plate], pl. 50 in Oeuvre de Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier

Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier1748

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Six rococo designs for snuffboxes. Top center: several figures standing in front of a balustrade, a figure (upper left) sitting next to a fountain; center cartouche: female figure in front of alter showing Solomonic columns, putti abound, central female figure holding reigns of a rearing horse.

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  • Title: Differents Desseins de Tabatières, deuxième planche [Different Designs for Snuff Boxes, second plate], pl. 50 in Oeuvre de Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
  • 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: H; upper right: 50; lower left: J.A. Meissonnier inv.; lower center: Differents desseins de Tabetières; lower right: Huquier Sculp. et ex. rue St. Jacques. C.P.R.
  • Dimensions: 29.4 x 19.7 cm (11 9/16 x 7 3/4 in.)
  • Bibliography: Melissa Lee Hyde, "Rococo Redux: From the Style Moderne of the Eighteenth-Century to Art Nouveau," in Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730-2008, by Sarah Coffin et al. (New York, NY: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), 15, fig. 2.
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching on off-white laid paper

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