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Drawing, Design for Two Bronze Key Plates

This is a Drawing. It was created by Richard de Lalonde. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and wash, graphite on white laid 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.

Its dimensions are

16.7 x 27.8 cm (6 9/16 x 10 15/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

It has the following markings

watermark: D.C. Blauw

It is inscribed

inscribed, lower center, in pen and black ink: Grande, autr e de Serurree Engraved (in reverse) by (?) Saint-Morien (active c. 1780)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Two Bronze Key Plates; Richard de Lalonde (French, active 1780–96); France; pen and black ink, brush and wash, graphite on white laid paper; 16.7 x 27.8 cm (6 9/16 x 10 15/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-187

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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