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Drawing, Cartoon for Printed Cotton: The Four Elements [Les Quatre Elements]

This is a Drawing. It was possibly by Bonaventure M. Lebert and manufactured by Hartmann et Fils. It is dated 1810–20. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on cream laid paper, mounted. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Bridget Mahon. It is credited Gift of Bridget Mahon.

Its dimensions are

53.5 x 50.6 cm (21 1/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in ink, in the artist's hand, along top margin: " Junon pour l'air", right center, "Pluton pour la terre", and along the bottom margin, left center, "Vulcain pour le Feue",and right center, "Amphitrite pour l'Eau", and center "Ame Esuisse de meuble a bande a fond tendre/ Significais les quatre Élements et bandé a camés analogue au sujet"/

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Drawing, Cartoon for Printed Cotton: The Four Elements [Les Quatre Elements]; Possibly by Bonaventure M. Lebert (1759–1836); pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on cream laid paper, mounted; 53.5 x 50.6 cm (21 1/16 x 19 15/16 in.); Gift of Bridget Mahon; 1898-21-12-a

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