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Ornament Design with Crayfish Motif, pl. 14 in Livre des Légumes [Series of Vegetable Ornament]pl. in Oeuvre de Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier

Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier1748

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A crayfish lies over a shell cartouche and in front of sprouting reeds and other mollusks.

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  • Title: Ornament Design with Crayfish Motif, pl. 14 in Livre des Légumes [Series of Vegetable Ornament]pl. 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: C; upper right: No. 14; lower left: MEISSONIER INV.; lower right: CHEDEL SCUL.; lower center: C.P.R.
  • Dimensions: 16 x 11.1 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching on off-white laid paper

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