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Drawing, Cartoon for Printed Cotton: 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 grey 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

67.9 x 98.5 cm (26 3/4 x 38 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

In ink, lower center: dans ces deux bandes/ quatre autre trophés analogue/ au grouper, pour que l'aigle-/inui que la Salamandre ne se/ repette pas si Souvent -/ il est facile diplace/ quatre sujets differant; lower margin: Meuble represantant Les Quatre Élements. Junon pour l'air Soutenu par deux Zephir. Vulcain pour le feu Soutenu pr deux Ciplope., Saturne pour la terre porté par deux Ercules, Amphitritte pour l'eau Suporté par deux Sirennes, au quatre Groupes Arabesques - analogue, acompagne de bande camee repondant au quatre sujets. Lebert l'ainé fecit."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Cartoon for Printed Cotton: Les Quatre Elements; Possibly by Bonaventure M. Lebert (1759–1836); France; pen and black ink, brush and grey wash on cream laid paper, mounted; 67.9 x 98.5 cm (26 3/4 x 38 3/4 in.); Gift of Bridget Mahon; 1898-21-13

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