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Drawing, Fragment of an unfinished cartoon for cotton printing: Hunting and Fishing [La Chasse et La Pêche], 1810 or 1818

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jean-Jacques Karpff and manufactured by Hartmann et Fils. It is dated 1810 or 1818. Its medium is pencil, pen and ink , brush and gray wash and white heightening on grey prepared ground, mounted. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Bridget Mahon. It is credited Gift of Bridget Mahon.

Its dimensions are

33.8 x 85.9 cm (13 5/16 x 33 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

At the left is an inscription (in ink) by the artist, which reads: "Notte// D'après le tracail de cet(te) variente/ le graveur calquera tout ce qu'il pourra/ sur le grand dessin, et ne prendre de c(ete)/ variente que l'indispensable.// Je préfer la variente avec les nuages/que je crois tres inécutable par le ton/ simple qu'ils ont et qui feroit --?--/ mieux que le fond a feuille de treffle, lequel/ seroit trop compassé entre les arbres. it/ est convenable que dans un sujet de paysage,/ it entre en bout de nuages pour rappeler qu'il. y a de l'air.//J'ai cru indispensable de laisser un bout/ de fumée là où il y a du feu".

Cite this object as

Drawing, Fragment of an unfinished cartoon for cotton printing: Hunting and Fishing [La Chasse et La Pêche], 1810 or 1818; Jean-Jacques Karpff (French, 1770 - 1829); France; pencil, pen and ink , brush and gray wash and white heightening on grey prepared ground, mounted; 33.8 x 85.9 cm (13 5/16 x 33 13/16 in.); Gift of Bridget Mahon; 1898-21-19

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