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What is this?

Center, beneath crown, are two initials- a superimposed N and M encircled by stars and a wreath of roses. Upper center, two entwined wreaths - one of laurel, and the other of a chrysanthemum-like flower. Upper corners, oak sprigs; lower corners, floral sprigs. Lower center, the Napoleonic eagle. The Legion of Honor medallion hangs below the eagle.

This is a drawing from France. It is dated ca. 1810 and we acquired it in 1920. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its medium is

brush and white gouache on laid paper, coated with resin, joined

Its dimensions are

62.2 x 48.9 cm (24 1/2 x 19 1/4 in.) Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.) Frame H x W x D: 75.6 x 60 x 2.5 cm (29 3/4 in. x 23 5/8 in. x 1 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in black ink, upper right: Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Cooper Union.

This object was attributed to Jean-François Bony and made for Fabrique de St. Ruf

This object was catalogued by Megan L. Smith , Beth Petriello and Rudolph Berliner and donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18212313/ |title=Drawing, "Embroidery Design Commemorating the Marriage of Napoleon I and Marie-Louise", ca. 1810 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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