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Drawing, Design for Embroidery, Gentleman's Waistcoat Pocket, ca. 1785

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Fabrique de Saint Ruf. It is dated ca. 1785 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is brush and watercolor, gouache, pen and black, purple ink, and graphite on cream laid paper . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

17.3 × 30.4 cm (6 13/16 × 11 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: FIN DE JOHANNOT DANNONAY 177[---]

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: 543; lower right: 543; upper left: P.543

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Embroidery, Gentleman's Waistcoat Pocket, ca. 1785; Designed by Fabrique de Saint Ruf ; France; brush and watercolor, gouache, pen and black, purple ink, and graphite on cream laid paper ; 17.3 × 30.4 cm (6 13/16 × 11 15/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1920-36-60

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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