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Shell Cartouches and Acanthus Leaf Motif

Alexis Peyrotte1740

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Large shell motifs decorated with bandwork. Acanthus leaves, floral garlands, and small leafy sprays intertwine with the shells.

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Details

  • Title: Shell Cartouches and Acanthus Leaf Motif
  • Creator: Alexis Peyrotte
  • Date Created: 1740
  • Provenance: From the Collection of Léon Decloux
  • Paper Support: White laid paper mounted on cream laid paper
  • Inscribed: Inscribed on plate, upper left: A; upper right: 5; lower left: huquier Scul et ex A Paris rüe des Mathurins C.P.R.; lower right: Peyrotte in; written in graphite, verso: les 6 feuilles/(unreadable, see object); written in graphite on mount, upper right: n° 5
  • Dimensions: 47.8 x 32.7 cm (18 13/16 x 12 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Etching on white laid paper

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