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Drawing, Design for an Oval Frame on Theme of Venus Victorious

This is a drawing. It was attributed to Gilles-Marie Oppenord. It is dated 1690–1700 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and black ink, graphite on 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

21.6 x 15.6 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: inside oval, I, Uppercase cursive J, a fleur de lys, and a C.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in frame, in graphite, upper left: VICTRIX; upper center: VENUS VICTRIX; in pen and brown ink, top center: Venus Victrix; upper right: a ceinture de Ven(us)/ et ses attributs, at left edge: ...rithe (?); verso: dotted oval.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Oval Frame on Theme of Venus Victorious; Attributed to Gilles-Marie Oppenord (French, 1672–1742); France; pen and black ink, graphite on paper; 21.6 x 15.6 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-240

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