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Drawing, Design for a Wall Panel with Fireplace

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Johann August Nahl the Elder. It is dated 1745 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray and light violet wash, graphite on white laid paper, ruled border in pen and black ink. 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

39.7 x 21.6 cm (15 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.) Frame H x W x D: 50.2 x 39.7 x 2.5 cm (19 3/4 x 15 5/8 x 1 in.) Mat (Mat): 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, on verso, (probably by Léon Decloux): Cuvilliés

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Wall Panel with Fireplace; Designed by Johann August Nahl the Elder (1710 - 1781); Germany; pen and black ink, brush and gray and light violet wash, graphite on white laid paper, ruled border in pen and black ink; 39.7 x 21.6 cm (15 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.) Frame H x W x D: 50.2 x 39.7 x 2.5 cm (19 3/4 x 15 5/8 x 1 in.) Mat (Mat): 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-36

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008 and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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