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Drawing, Design for an Andiron

This is a Drawing. It was manufactured by Lefebvre Manufactory, Tournai. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is brush and yellow, red, green, black watercolor, pen and black ink, on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The swan motif on this andiron design shows a connection to the favored motifs of the French Empire and their impact outside Paris. It also shows classically formed urns, a pitcher, and perfume burner—objects more typically associated with the table—as part of the design.

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

Its dimensions are

28.5 x 43.8 cm (11 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.) Mat: 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Lower center, pen and brown ink: 46174 Dans genre; graphite: 115a 120f

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for an Andiron; Manufactured by Lefebvre Manufactory, Tournai ; Belgium; brush and yellow, red, green, black watercolor, pen and black ink, on cream laid paper; 28.5 x 43.8 cm (11 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.) Mat: 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-64-160

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