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Drawing, Drawing for a Rocaille Escutcheon

This is a Drawing. It was attributed to François de Cuvilliés the Elder. It is dated 1740–60 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is black and red crayon on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

20.8 x 26.5 cm (8 3/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Lower part of watermark: similar Churchill, 405, top.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Drawing for a Rocaille Escutcheon; Attributed to François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); France; black and red crayon on paper; 20.8 x 26.5 cm (8 3/16 x 10 7/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-938

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