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Drawing, Wallpaper Design: Psyche Bringing to Venus a Glass from the Fountain of Youth

This is a Drawing. It was created by Merry-Joseph Blondel and manufactured by Joseph Dufour et Cie.. It is dated 1815 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is graphite, black, white chalk, brush and black ink on brown coated paper mounted to thin ply paperboard. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mr. and Mrs. Christian H. Aall and from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Fund.

Its dimensions are

40 x 35.1 cm (15 3/4 x 13 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in white, lower center margin: PSYCHÉ RAPPORTE A VENUS UNE URNE REMPLIE / DE L'EAU DE LA FONTAINE DE JOUVENCE.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Wallpaper Design: Psyche Bringing to Venus a Glass from the Fountain of Youth; Merry-Joseph Blondel (French, 1781–1853; active Paris, France 1802–1851); France; graphite, black, white chalk, brush and black ink on brown coated paper mounted to thin ply paperboard; 40 x 35.1 cm (15 3/4 x 13 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mr. and Mrs. Christian H. Aall and from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program Fund; 1996-57-1

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