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Drawing, Design for a Rocaille Ornament

This is a Drawing. It was attributed to Frederick Crace and firm: Crace & Son. It is dated ca.1839 and we acquired it in 1948. Its medium is brush and gouache, gold paint on dark blue wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

  • Charger (France)
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2008-40-8

Its dimensions are

24.1 × 19.8 cm (9 1/2 × 7 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Rocaille Ornament; Attributed to Frederick Crace (English, 1779–1859); England; brush and gouache, gold paint on dark blue wove paper; 24.1 × 19.8 cm (9 1/2 × 7 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1948-40-186

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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