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  • We acquired this object.

1945

  • Work on this object began.

1955

  • Work on this object ended.

2016

2020

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Drawing, Interior, ca. 1950

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1950. Its medium is gouache, ink, collage on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This drawing is a spectacular evocation of Matégot’s design approach. The colorful, yet sophisticated palette and the slender, low-slung furnishings tie the drawing directly to Matégot’s Japanese- and Scandinavian-inspired designs for chairs, tables, and cabinets.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

  • Drawing, Design for an Interior, ca. 1950
  • brush and gouache, wood laminate, pen and black ink, cellophane, metal foil....
  • Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program....
  • 1996-54-1

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Its dimensions are

47 × 72.4 cm (18 1/2 × 28 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Written, bottom left: Matégot

Cite this object as

Drawing, Interior, ca. 1950; gouache, ink, collage on paper; 47 × 72.4 cm (18 1/2 × 28 1/2 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-114

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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