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What is this?

Alcove decorated with male and female Classical figures before a planned garden with trompe l’oeil ceiling depicting wind and clouds.

This is a print from France. It is dated ca. 1700 and we acquired it in 1988. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its medium is

etching on white laid paper

Its dimensions are

34 x 22.6 cm (13 3/8 x 8 7/8 in.) Platemark/repeat: 27.7 x 19.5 cm (10 7/8 x 7 11/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

It has the following markings

watermark, mostly illegible: jug (?)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in plate, lower margin: Le Petit Cote de Escallier de Voorst invente et conduit par D. Moarot avec Previllege des Etats Generaux des/ Provinces Vrie et d'Hollande et We. frise.

This object was made for (as the client) Arnold Joost van Keppel and created by Daniel Marot

This object was purchased from Ms. Priscilla Juvelis and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and catalogued by Megan L. Smith

A timeline of event horizons

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Print, Trompe l'Oeil Painting, Decoration for the Staircase, De Voorst, The Netherlands, Plate from "Nouveaux livres de peintures de salles et d'Escaliers", ca. 1700 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=5 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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