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Salon Interior with Gabriel d'Arjuzon Playing the Violin and Pascalie Hosten, Comtess d'Arjuzon, Playing Guitar

Achille-Louis Martinet, Louis Martinet1840s

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

In this small genre scene, the Count d'Arjuzon, plays the violin and his wife, the guitar, in front of open French windows. A serene background of pale blue walls and bare parquet floors enhances the portrait paintings and blue painted armchairs in the style of Louis XVI. To the right of the windows, a globe is seen on a corner table; just forward of that is a white flowering plant on a draped table.

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  • Title: Salon Interior with Gabriel d'Arjuzon Playing the Violin and Pascalie Hosten, Comtess d'Arjuzon, Playing Guitar
  • Creator: Achille-Louis Martinet
  • Date Created: 1840s
  • Signed: On lower right of mat: Martinet
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; James Mackinnon, London
  • Paper Support: White wove paper
  • Inscribed: Lower center of mat: ___ ___ Louje/ petit salon a Chateau d' Louje
  • 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: 50.2 x 39.7 x 2.5 cm (19 3/4 x 15 5/8 x 1 in.)Sheet: 11.7 x 10.7 cm (4 5/8 x 4 3/16 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), 70, fig. 62; 145, pl. 83.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor on white wove paper

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