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Salon in the Apartment of Count Lanckoronski in Vienna

Rudolf von Altca. 1881

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

This view depicts the Salon of the Polish nobleman, Count Lanckoronski, who is seated in chair, reading. The walls are hung with paintings by Gainsborough, van Ruisdael, Waldmüller, and Claude. A collection of antique sculpture, bronzes, glass and porcelain decorates the room. A Persian carpet covers the floor. The armchairs are upholstered in the Victorian spirit with a floral and trellis design.

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  • Title: Salon in the Apartment of Count Lanckoronski in Vienna
  • Creator: Rudolf von Alt
  • Date Created: ca. 1881
  • Signed: Signed, lower left, R. Alt
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Thomas Le Clair, Hamburg, 2003 (see bibliography); Lanckoronski Collection, Vienna;
  • Paper Support: White wove paper
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY,Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.
  • Dimensions: Frame H x W x D: 44.8 x 60.3 x 2.5 cm (17 5/8 x 23 3/4 x 1 in.)Sheet: 26.5 x 39.1 cm (10 7/16 x 15 3/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Gail S. Davidson et al., House Proud, Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection (New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), 42, fig. 16; 135, pl. 71.Thomas le Claire, Master Drawings: Recent Acquisitions, A Review of the Years 1982-2002 (Hamburg: Thomas Le Claire, 2003), no. 33 (illus.).Walter Koschatzsky, Rudolf von Alt, 1812-1905. Salzburg, 1975, p. 209, number AV. 81/09.Ludwig Hevesi, Rudolf Alt - Sein Leben und sein Werk, ed. Karl M. Kuzmany. Vienna, 1911), p. 77.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor and gouache, graphite on white wove paper

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