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Drawing, Designs for Chimney Mantels for the Hôtel de Pomponne, Place des Victoires, Paris

This is a drawing. It was designed by Gilles-Marie Oppenord. It is dated ca. 1714 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen with brush and black, red ink, graphite on two sheets of joined 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

79.1 x 27.4 cm (31 1/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Cluster of grapes and lily over I - C.

It is inscribed

In brown ink, at lower right:" O" [and vertical scale, given in pieds]. At right, vertically, in brown ink: "72 hauter de la grande glacee/ Syl'on l'an...(?) aux deux Trammeaux de mettre les/ joins de la autre (?) glace à meme hauteur comme il est du/ raison les de(ux) glace porl...(?) 80 pouce sur 53 pouce.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Designs for Chimney Mantels for the Hôtel de Pomponne, Place des Victoires, Paris; Designed by Gilles-Marie Oppenord (French, 1672–1742); France; pen with brush and black, red ink, graphite on two sheets of joined cream laid paper; 79.1 x 27.4 cm (31 1/8 x 10 13/16 in.) ; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-231

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