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Projet de Porte d'Appartement fait pour M.e la Baronne de Bezenval.; Projet de porte pour Madame de Besenval, (1730-1734), 1st Plate

Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier1740

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Elaborate engraving of wall elevation showing door through which is seen a partial view of Louis XV table and chair. To left of door a Louis XV chair. Partial view of fireplace, an elaborate wall bracket with two lights and central mask, two birds on top of wall bracket. In a niche above door, an urn filled with flowers and leaves. Walls are highly carved in period boiserie.

Details

  • Title: Projet de Porte d'Appartement fait pour M.e la Baronne de Bezenval.; Projet de porte pour Madame de Besenval, (1730-1734), 1st Plate
  • Creator: Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
  • Date Created: 1740
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Engraving on white laid paper
  • Provenance: Jean Léon Decloux (Decloux 173)
  • Paper Support: White laid paper
  • Inscribed: Inscribed on plate, upper left, Q; upper right: 91; lower left: J.A. Meissonnier inv.; lower center: Projet de Porte d'Appartement fait pour M.e la Baronne de Bezenval./A Paris chés Huquier rue St. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins C.P.R.; lower right: Huquier sc.
  • Dimensions: Platemark: 50.2 x 33.6 cm (19 3/4 x 13 1/4 in.)
  • Bibliography: Peter Fuhring, "Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier and His Patrons," in Sarah Coffin et. al, Rococo, The Continuing Curve 1730-2008 (New York: Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2008), p. 28, fig. 4.

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