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This and 12 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Book, Modèles de voitures d'époque Louis XV (Coach Designs from the Louis XV Period).

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1920

  • We acquired this object.

2016

2021

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Bound Print, Plate 5, Diligence à Cul de Singe à 4 Personnes par le Moien d’un Strapontin (Stage Coach in the Monkey’s Bottom Style for Four People by the Means of a Folding Seat), Modèles de Voitures Louis XV (Models of Louis XV Carriages)

This is a Bound print. It was designed by Jean-François Chopard and published by Nicolas Jean Baptiste de Poilly and engraved by Jean-François Chopard. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is engraving on 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.

It is signed

Printed in plate, lower left: J.F. Chopard Inv.; lower center: à Paris Chez N. J. B. de Poilly rue S. Jacques à l’Esperance.

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, upper right: 5; upper center: Diligence à Cul de Singe à 4. Personnes par / le Moien d’un Strapontin.; upper left, above folding seat plan: Strapontin; upper right, surrounding carriage parts: Autre main de Ressorts / Boëtte de Ressort / Main de Ressort; lower center, above the scale: Echelle de 4. pièds.

Cite this object as

Bound Print, Plate 5, Diligence à Cul de Singe à 4 Personnes par le Moien d’un Strapontin (Stage Coach in the Monkey’s Bottom Style for Four People by the Means of a Folding Seat), Modèles de Voitures Louis XV (Models of Louis XV Carriages); Designed by Jean-François Chopard (French, active 18th century); France; engraving on paper; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-272-5

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