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Drawing, Design for a Sofa

This is a Drawing. It was made by Matthew Liard. It is dated ca. 1760 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and rose washes on cream 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

21.0 x 30.4 cm (8 1/4 x 11 15/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Water mark: Lily [Heawood 1454] Three unidentified amorial stamps on verso

It is inscribed

Lower edge in pen and black ink: 6 pied with ruled lines and arrows.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Sofa; Made by Matthew Liard (English, ca. 1736–1782); France; pen and ink, brush and rose washes on cream laid paper; 21.0 x 30.4 cm (8 1/4 x 11 15/16 in. ); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-205

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