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Drawing, Wall Elevation of a Bedroom Alcove

This is a Drawing. It was created by Pierre Ranson. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and watercolor, white gouache, 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.

  • Frieze (France)
  • block printed on handmade paper.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1928-2-69-a,b
  • Sidewall (France)
  • block printed on handmade paper.
  • Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild.
  • 1900-5-3

Its dimensions are

28.1 x 47.2 cm (11 1/16 x 18 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Strasburg lily.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Wall Elevation of a Bedroom Alcove; Pierre Ranson (French, 1736–1786); France; pen and brown ink, brush and watercolor, white gouache, graphite on white laid paper; 28.1 x 47.2 cm (11 1/16 x 18 9/16 in.) ; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-261

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