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Drawing, Design for a wall of a ballroom

This is a drawing. It is dated 1770 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

31.6 × 58.3 cm (12 7/16 × 22 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: J [Mirror imaged crown] CVSSON; monograms of Jesus over three nails in a heart, in a circle over [column, heart, crescent moon].

It is inscribed

"17 7" written in chalk Letters A to E are inscribed. Bottom, written with ink: "A trumeau de glace/B/ Gradins/ C. figures de rond de borse." "Décoration intérieure de partie de la Salle de Bal et dont le/Plafond seta déceré dans le même gout." "D. Différens petits amouts de bas-relief/E Camaille Camailleux de sujets allégoriques à la feste." Ink line at the bottom.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a wall of a ballroom; Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); France; pen and ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on laid paper; 31.6 × 58.3 cm (12 7/16 × 22 15/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-77

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