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1938

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Drawing, Drawing for a Rocaille Escutcheon

This is a Drawing. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder. It is dated 1740–60 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is black and red crayon on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

  • Frame
  • cast and fire-gilt bronze.
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
  • 1910-30-34

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 27 x 20.3 cm (10 5/8 x 8 in.)

It is signed

Pencil note on the reverse: "Cuvilliès" (genre de cartouches avec encachement rocaille. Dessin à la sanguine Coll. Destailleur).

Cite this object as

Drawing, Drawing for a Rocaille Escutcheon; Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); France; black and red crayon on paper; Sheet: 27 x 20.3 cm (10 5/8 x 8 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-937

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