Object ID #18171205
This is a Drawing. It is dated 1789 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, black chalk on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
In 1905, the Hewitt sisters were introduced to Jean-Léon Decloux in Paris during one of their acquisitions trips. Decloux collected drawings, print albums, and decorative arts objects, and soon became one of their agents for purchasing works on paper. To cement the relationship, he quickly donated examples of French ornamental paneling. On Decloux’s recommendation, the Hewitt sisters encouraged the museum’s advisory council to purchase over 500 drawings from Decloux’s collection in 1911; in 1921, the museum acquired 413 albums of Decloux’s ornament prints and related preparatory drawings.
It is credited
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 57.8 × 47.3 cm (22 3/4 × 18 5/8 in.) Mat: 91.4 x 71.1 cm (36 x 28 in.) Frame H x W x D: 101.6 x 81.3 x 2.5 cm (40 x 32 x 1 in.)
It has the following markings
Watermark: Strasburg bend and lily (RB '45).
It is signed
Signed in pen and black ink, lower right: Dwy 1789.
It is inscribed
Inscribed in pen and black ink, base of pulpit: Beati qui audiunt verbum Dei et custodiunt illud.; left marble pier: D.O.M. / ET SANCTISSIAE REGILIONI / HANC /PRO VETERI NOVAM / PROLIGNEA MARMOREAM / ET HUJUS TEMPLI MAGNIFICENTE / MINUS DISPAREM / CATHEDRUM / UT INDE / COELESTIS ELOQUII SANTUM SEMEN / PERENNITER EFFUSUM / GERMINT PACEM ET VERITATEM / ET MORES CHRISTIANOS / ET CARITATE NON PICTAM; at right marble pier: ILLUS. AC CELSIS D.D. EMMANUEL ARMANDUS / DUPLESSIS-RICHELIEU DUX D'AIGUILLON / PAR FRANCIAE NOBLIS GENUENSIS / REGIORUM ORDINUM EQUES TORQUATUS / EXERCITUUM LEGATIS GENERALIS / PRAEFECTUS ALSATIAE / UNUS E REGNI ADMINISTRIS / REBUS EXTERIS ET SIMUL BELLISCIS QUONDAM PRAEPOSITUS / HUJUS ECCLESIAE AEDITUUS HONORARIUS, DONAT ET CONSECAT / CUM SINGULARI DILECTIONIS AFFECTU / INDUCTIS ET REV. D.D. TERSSAC, DOCT. THEOS./ HUJUS PAROECIAE RECTOREM / VIRUM / MODESTIA VIGILANTIA INEX.../ LENITATE MORUM RELIGIONE / ET EFFUSA IN PAUPERES BENEFICE / MAXIME COMMENDABILEM / A.D.M. DCC.LXXX.VIII.
Cite this object as
Object ID #18171205; Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); France; pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, black chalk on white laid paper; H x W x D: 57.8 × 47.3 cm (22 3/4 × 18 5/8 in.) Mat: 91.4 x 71.1 cm (36 x 28 in.) Frame H x W x D: 101.6 x 81.3 x 2.5 cm (40 x 32 x 1 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-293