Drawing, Design for a Chair
This is a drawing. It was possibly by Pierre-Antoine Leboux de La Mésangère and workshop of Jean Démosthène Dugourc. It is dated 1790 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is brush and watercolor, grey wash, pen and black ink on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This object was
It is credited
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
Its dimensions are
13.7 x 11.5cm (5 3/8 x 4 1/2in.)
It has the following markings
Watermark: left top part of: Pro Patria
It is inscribed
Inscribed in black ink, lower right: N [encircled]; in Lugt supplement, 1953 b, "N" (encircled) probably originates from the time of the French Revolution. Usually in black ink on verso but in this case mark appears on recto.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for a Chair; Possibly by Pierre-Antoine Leboux de La Mésangère (French, 1761–1831); France; brush and watercolor, grey wash, pen and black ink on white laid paper; 13.7 x 11.5cm (5 3/8 x 4 1/2in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-138-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.