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Print, Design for Upper Part of a Trumeau with a Mirror and a Console Table

This is a Print. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and engraved by Karl Albert von Lespilliez and published by Nicolas Jean Baptiste de Poilly. It is dated 1745 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching and engraving on off-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.

  • Drawing, Table with Sphinx Base
  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on off-white laid paper, lined.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors.
  • 1901-39-1409

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 35.6 x 23.1 cm (14 x 9 1/8 in.) Sheet: 44 x 28.6 cm (17 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

On plate, upper right: L.; above: Dessin d'un Trumeau de Glaces, avec son Couronnement; ét au dessous, une grand Table de marbre.; center, on a horizontal strap dividing the image: Ce dessein ne fait voir que le haut, ét le bas de la Glace; on luij donneroit une hauteur proportionnée a sa largeur.; lower left, in the image: Plan de la Tablette de marbre, qu'on/pouroit faire plus large.; lower left: Inventé par F. de Cuvilliés.; lower center: C.P.S.C.M.; lower right, in the image: On peut suposer une suite de trumeaux de Glaces,/pareils a celuij marqué A. les pilasters B. dont on ne/voit que la moitié, seroient repetez entre Chacuns/des dts. Trumeaux.; lower right: gravé par C.A. de Lespilliez/4.

Cite this object as

Print, Design for Upper Part of a Trumeau with a Mirror and a Console Table; Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; etching and engraving on off-white laid paper; Platemark: 35.6 x 23.1 cm (14 x 9 1/8 in.) Sheet: 44 x 28.6 cm (17 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-285-62

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