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Design for an Arabesque

Artist:
Étienne de Lavallée-Poussin (French, Rouen 1733–1793 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1780–93
Medium:
Pen and gray and brown ink, brush and colored wash
Dimensions:
15 1/16 x 10 5/8 in. (38.3 x 27 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.513.40
Not on view
Signature: In pen and ink at lower right verso: "Lavallée-Poussin"
Marcel Guiot & Cie; Edgar Kaufman (London); Sullivan Kaufman (British, 1908–1998); Vendor: Wynne R.H. Jeudwine (British, 1920–1984), London purchased London
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century," December 10, 1991–March 15, 1992.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 6, 1995–April 16, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 5, 2009–January 10, 2010.

Sullivan Kaufman, George Knox Fantastic and Ornamental Drawings: A Selection of Drawings from the Kaufman Collection Exh. cat. Portsmouth College of Art and Design. Portsmouth, 1969, cat. no. 20, ill.

Peter Fuhring Design Into Art: Drawings for Architecture and Ornament, The Lodewijk Houthakker Collection. London, 1989.

Mary L. Myers French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. 58, pp. 92-93, ill.

Peter Fuhring "Review: French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century." Master Drawings. vol. 33, no. 1, Spring 1995, p. 60.



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