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Cut Paper, Floral Design with Birds

This is a Cut paper. It was designed by Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. It is dated before 1799 and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is white cut paper mounted on blue paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Virginia L. Hunt. It is credited Gift of Virginia L. Hunt in memory of Mrs. Ridgley Hunt.

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Its dimensions are

25.2 × 27.7 cm (9 15/16 × 10 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed, lower center blue paper: Découpure faite par la reine Marie Antoinette; on separate silver label: MADE BY QUEEN MARIE ANTOINETTE / PRESENTED IN 1828 BY / CHARLES X KING OF FRANCE / TO / COMTE AUGUSTE DE BASTARD D’ESTANG / OFFICER OF THE GRANDE ARMEE & OF THE / ETAT MAJOR OF CHARLES X / PRESENTED BY HIM IN 1852 TO HIS NEPHEW / WILLIAM CRUGER PELL / AND BY HIM IN 1887 TO HIS STEP-DAUGHTER, / MARGARITA CRESS.

Cite this object as

Cut Paper, Floral Design with Birds; Designed by Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (French, 1755 - 1793); white cut paper mounted on blue paper; 25.2 × 27.7 cm (9 15/16 × 10 7/8 in.); Gift of Virginia L. Hunt in memory of Mrs. Ridgley Hunt; 1950-71-1

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