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Léda (Leda and the Swan), from Nouveaux morceaux pour des paravants (New Designs for Screens)

Claude Augustin Duflos, French, 1700–17861740

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

One of a set of five panels for a folding screen. Vertical panel design with central scene depicting Leda and the swan, the personification of the god, Zeus. She is flanked by two child figures. The composition includes shells, leafy bushes, trees, and below, a large cartouche with a grotesque mask (top center) and large leaves (interior). A shell cartouche below depicts a pool of water.

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