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The Artist's Drawing Room on Lake Constance

Louise Cochelet1816

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The brown wash grisaille rendering creates a serene atmosphere, with views of ancient churches and castles seen through open windows. The sparsely furnished room, belonging to the artist, is furnished in the French taste, as seen in the asymmetrical chair between the windows and the lyre-supported table in front of it. The straight lines of Neo-Classicism pervade the small salon.

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  • Title: The Artist's Drawing Room on Lake Constance
  • Creator: Louise Cochelet
  • Date Created: 1816
  • Signed: Lower right: L. C.
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Christie's, New York, January 28, 2000, lot 84; Agnew's, London
  • Paper Support: White wover paper
  • Inscribed: On the mat, lower center: Interieur du mon petit Salon a Constance/ 1816
  • 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: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 1 in.)Sheet: 19.2 x 25.6 cm (7 9/16 x 10 1/16 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) 43, fig.18; 76, pl. 1.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and pencil and brown wash on white wove paper

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