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Drawing, Design for Embroidery, Gentleman's Waistcoat Pocket, ca. 1785

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Fabrique de Saint Ruf. It is dated ca. 1785 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is brush and gouache, pen and brown ink, graphite on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.



This waistcoat pocket design shows a hunting hound as it flushes ducks from a marsh, possibly a French pointer, known for the regal shape of its head.

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

Its dimensions are

18.4 × 31.3 cm (7 1/4 × 12 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Faded or partial stamp in black ink, lower left, probably L.457c or L.457d (Cooper Union stamp)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Embroidery, Gentleman's Waistcoat Pocket, ca. 1785; Designed by Fabrique de Saint Ruf ; France; brush and gouache, pen and brown ink, graphite on cream laid paper; 18.4 × 31.3 cm (7 1/4 × 12 5/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1920-36-324

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Embroidered and Embellished.

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