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

François Boucher1730s

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A shell-work fountain on a mound of rockwork in the foreground, with two monkeys at the left. In the background, a temple portico houses another fountain, with vase and pyramid beside it.

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  • Title: Rocaille [Rococo Design], in Nouveaux Morceaux pour des Paravents [New Concepts for Screens]
  • Creator: François Boucher
  • Date Created: 1730s
  • Paper Support: White paper
  • Inscribed: Lower left: F. Boucher inv.Lower center: ROCAILLELower right: Cl. Duflos sculp.
  • Exhibitions: New York - CHNDM, "Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008", March 7 - July 6, 2008.
  • Dimensions: 49.4 x 24.8 cm (19 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
  • Bibliography: Gail S. Davidson, "Ornament of Bizarre Imagination," in Sarah Coffin et. al, Rococo, The Continuing Curve 1730-2008 (New York: Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2008), p. 52, fig. 17.
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Medium: Etching and engraving on white paper

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