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Rocaille [Rococo Design] in Nouveaux Morceaux pour des paravents [New Concepts for Screens]

François Boucher1740

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

One of a set of five panels for a fold-up screen. Vertical panel design. View of architectural element with columns, large garden urn at right. Panel is dominated by an arrangement of shell, coral, large leaf, branch, and a palm leaf motif. A fantastical animal appears at bottom left.

Details

  • Title: Rocaille [Rococo Design] in Nouveaux Morceaux pour des paravents [New Concepts for Screens]
  • Creator: François Boucher
  • Date Created: 1740
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching and engraving on white laid paper
  • Viewing Notes: One of a set of five panels for a fold-up screen. The other designs in the series include Hommage Champêtre; Triomphe de Priape; and Léda, all etched by Claude Duflos; and Triomphe de Pomone (Triumph of Pomona) etched by Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger.
  • Provenance: Jean Léon Decloux
  • Paper Support: White laid paper
  • Inscribed: On plate, lower left: F. Boucher inv.; lower right: C.L. Duflos Sculp.; lower center: ROCAILLE/A Paris chez De Larmessin, graveur du Roy rue des Noyers à la deuxieme Porte cochere à gauche entrant par la rue St. Jacques. A.P.D.R.
  • Dimensions: Platemark: 50.5 x 25.8 cm (19 7/8 x 10 3/16 in.)Sheet: 63.9 x 44.5 cm (25 3/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

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