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Project for a Corner Motif of a Painted Ceiling

François Boucher1740

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Nude and draped figures grouped about an urn with putti above holding heavy drapery.

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  • Title: Project for a Corner Motif of a Painted Ceiling
  • Creator: François Boucher
  • Date Created: 1740
  • Provenance: From the Collection of Léon Decloux.
  • Paper Support: Very thin tracing paper
  • Exhibitions: "François Boucher," Charles Slatkin Galleries. New York, February 1957 (not in ex. cat.)
  • Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.2 cm (11 x 8 3/4 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink, black chalk on thin tracing paper

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