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Drawing, Design for the Wall Decoration for Marie-Antoinette's Apartment at Fontainebleau Palace, ca. 1780

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, white gouache on off-white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

45.8 x 57.8 cm (18 1/16 x 22 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: D&C BLAUW IV

It is inscribed

Inscribed on the verso in graphite in a nineteenth century hand: Fontainbleau / Appartement du Roi / Grand Cabinet á La suite de celui du Conseil; in Decloux's hand: Fay / T311

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for the Wall Decoration for Marie-Antoinette's Apartment at Fontainebleau Palace, ca. 1780; Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); France; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, white gouache on off-white paper; 45.8 x 57.8 cm (18 1/16 x 22 3/4 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-155

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