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Ornamental Design from "Nouvelle suite de cahiers chinois a l'usage des Dessinateurs et des peintres", No.2, Inventés et dessinés par Jean Pillement. Gravés par Anne Allen. "

Jean-Baptiste Pillementafter 1775

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Irregular cartouche composed of trees, bridges, and fantastic foliage executed in the chinoiserie style. A small figure balances on a bell laden rope suspended between two platforms at center. A group of three figures watch the performance from a draped bridge at lower left.

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  • Title: Ornamental Design from "Nouvelle suite de cahiers chinois a l'usage des Dessinateurs et des peintres", No.2, Inventés et dessinés par Jean Pillement. Gravés par Anne Allen. "
  • Creator: Jean-Baptiste Pillement
  • Date Created: after 1775
  • Viewing Notes: Irregular cartouche composed of curving tree limbs, bridges, and fantastic foliage executed in the chinoiserie style. A small figure balances on a bell laden rope suspended between two platforms at center. A group of three figures watch the performance from a draped bridge at lower left.
  • Signed: In plate lower left, printed in brown ink: Pillement in.In plate lower right, printed in green ink: Anne Allen s.
  • Paper Support: Off-white laid paper
  • Markings: Verso: Blind stamp: Cooper Union Museum New York [Lugt 457e]Registration pin holes at top left corner; lower left corner and lower right corner, all just inside plate mark.
  • Inscribed: Lower left inside plate mark, in graphite, arranged vertically: B/2Lower right to right of plate mark, in graphite: B.2 (erased)Lower right corner, in graphite: 5Verso: Lower left in graphite: Nouvelles suites / de cahiers... No.1Lower right in graphite: dupl of / 1938-57-20
  • Dimensions: 19.3 x 14 cm (7 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)Platemark: 19.3 x 14 cm (7 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)Sheet: 24.4 x 20 cm (9 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching with colored inks à la poupé on off-white laid paper

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