Drawing, Design for a wall of a ballroom
This is a drawing. It is dated 1770 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This object was
It is credited
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
Its dimensions are
31.6 × 58.3 cm (12 7/16 × 22 15/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Watermark: J [Mirror imaged crown] CVSSON; monograms of Jesus over three nails in a heart, in a circle over [column, heart, crescent moon].
It is inscribed
"17 7" written in chalk Letters A to E are inscribed. Bottom, written with ink: "A trumeau de glace/B/ Gradins/ C. figures de rond de borse." "Décoration intérieure de partie de la Salle de Bal et dont le/Plafond seta déceré dans le même gout." "D. Différens petits amouts de bas-relief/E Camaille Camailleux de sujets allégoriques à la feste." Ink line at the bottom.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for a wall of a ballroom; Previously owned by Jean Léon Decloux (French, 1840–1929); France; pen and ink, brush and watercolor, graphite on laid paper; 31.6 × 58.3 cm (12 7/16 × 22 15/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-77