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Drawing, Point-paper (mise-en-carte), Design for Woven Silk

This is a Drawing. It was print maker: Claude Seraucourt. It is dated 1710–40 and we acquired it in 1930. Its medium is watercolor and gouache over etching on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

44 x 54.9 cm (17 5/16 x 21 5/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in plate at upper right margin: 8 en 12. A Lyon chez Serancourt graveur rue de flandre pres la Dauanne; on verso in graphite by modern hand: Lot 519 and Huard 8(8); on verso in pen and black ink: Presented by the Misses Hewitt May, l930 No. 3 of 11. Verso in graphite: "Lot 519 and Huard 8(8)"; in ink: "Presented by the Misses Hewitt May, 1930 - No 3 of 11".

Cite this object as

Drawing, Point-paper (mise-en-carte), Design for Woven Silk; Print Maker: Claude Seraucourt (1677 – 1756); France; watercolor and gouache over etching on white laid paper; 44 x 54.9 cm (17 5/16 x 21 5/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1930-26-61

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

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