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Drawing, Design for Embroidery, Gentleman's Waistcoat Pocket, ca. 1785

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Mademoiselle Calva and made for Fabrique de Saint Ruf. It is dated ca. 1785 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is brush and gouache, pen and brown ink, graphite on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.



Pattern 1734 by Saint Ruf shows the bottom corner of a waistcoat that features fantastical birds in pursuit of colorful insects.

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

Its dimensions are

24 × 27.4 cm (9 7/16 × 10 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: P 1734 / S. R.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Embroidery, Gentleman's Waistcoat Pocket, ca. 1785; Designed by Mademoiselle Calva (French, active late 18th century); France; brush and gouache, pen and brown ink, graphite on cream laid paper; 24 × 27.4 cm (9 7/16 × 10 13/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1920-36-83

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