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Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Prunes et Pruneaux (Plums and Prunes) for the Service des Objets de Dessert (Dessert Service), 1824

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Jean Charles Develly and company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1824 and we acquired it in 1989. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on cream laid paper; circular border in pen and brown ink. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of James Amster.

Its dimensions are

14.1 x 18.1 cm (5 9/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: Les prunes et Pruneaux (Plums and Prunes); in upper left margin: au fond ou le coin [word crossed out] / on remasse les prunes / au premier plan / on les arrange sur des clays pour En faire / des pruneaux; une femme les met au / four, des enfants en / apportent de différ / ent pieces sur un / fourneau ou en / fait les marmelades (In the background or the corner / they gather the plums / in the foreground / they are arranged on platters to make prunes; a woman puts them in the oven, some children carry different pieces [?]... In an / oven they make marmelade); in upper right margin: on fait sècher / les pruneaux au / four / on cuille / les prunes- / [two words crossed out] / petite fille / qui pleurs du / ne pouvoir en / mange ayant les / deux mains occupées / a tenir la corbeille (One dries the prunes in/the oven/one cooks the plums-[words crossed out]/a little girl/who cries because she is not able/to eat having/both hands occupied/holding the basket)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Prunes et Pruneaux (Plums and Prunes) for the Service des Objets de Dessert (Dessert Service), 1824; Company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on cream laid paper; circular border in pen and brown ink; 14.1 x 18.1 cm (5 9/16 x 7 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of James Amster; 1989-13-18

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