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Drawing, Design for a painted ceiling, ca. 1810

This is a Drawing. It was created by Charles Percier. It is dated ca. 1810 and we acquired it in 1903. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

56.6 x 45.4 cm (22 5/16 x 17 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, left lower corner: ARMEE DE PRUSSE; right lower corner: ARMEE D'ALLEMAGNE; right lower side: ARMEE D'ITALIE; right upper side: ARMEE DE POLOGNE; right upper corner: ARMEE D'EGYPTE; left upper corner: ARMEE DES ALPES; left upper side: ARMEE DE HOLLANDE; left lower side: ARMEE D'ESPANGNE.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a painted ceiling, ca. 1810; Charles Percier (French, 1764–1838); France; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on white laid paper; 56.6 x 45.4 cm (22 5/16 x 17 7/8 in.); Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt; 1903-12-48

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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