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What is this?

View of fantastic architecture scene with four nude figures in foreground. Buildings on left, large fountain, all in curved Rococo style.

This is a print from France. It is dated 1748 (first printing 1734) and we acquired it in 1921. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

engraving on white laid paper

Its dimensions are

12.1 x 22.5 cm (4 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in plate, lower left: J. A. Meissonnier inv.; lower right: Huquier Sculp. et ex. rue St. Jacque C.P.R.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in plate, upper left: E; upper right: 32

This object was published by Gabriel Huquier and engraved by Gabriel Huquier and designed by Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier

This object was catalogued by Karin Zonis and donated by Advisory Council

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18707161/ |title=Print, "Design for Ornament from Cinquieme Livre d'Ornemens, from Oeuvre de Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier", 1748 (first printing 1734) |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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