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Ornamental Design from "Nouvelle suite de cahiers chinois a l'usage des dessinateurs et des peintres" No.3, Inventés et dessinés par Jean Pillement. Gravés par Anne Allen.

Jean-Baptiste Pillementafter 1775

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Fantasy three-level Chinoiserie bridge floating in empty space. Chinois figure in pointed hat sits on steps in lower center, above him three bridges leading to arched doorways. Architecture elements surrounded by foliage and trees.

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  • Title: Ornamental Design from "Nouvelle suite de cahiers chinois a l'usage des dessinateurs et des peintres" No.3, Inventés et dessinés par Jean Pillement. Gravés par Anne Allen.
  • Creator: Jean-Baptiste Pillement
  • Date Created: after 1775
  • Signed: In plate lower left in green ink: J. PIllement in.
  • Provenance: Léon Decloux
  • Paper Support: Off-white laid paper
  • Markings: Verso: Blind stamp: Cooper Union Museum New York [Lugt 457e]
  • Inscribed: Lower right margin in graphite: 10
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY-CHNDM, The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource, rotation 2-4, 7/8/91-7/20/92.
  • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.8 cm (7 11/16 x 5 7/16 in.)Platemark: 19.6 x 13.8 cm (7 11/16 x 5 7/16 in.)23.5 x 18 cm (9 1/4 x 7 1/16 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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