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Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Biscuits (Cookies) for the Service des Objets de Dessert (Dessert Service), 1819–20

This is a Drawing. It was company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1819–20 and we acquired it in 1989. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, white gouache, 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

18.6 x 16 cm (7 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: Les Biscuits; lower margin, center; upper edge, Mme patissier [underlined] / une mère donne un biscuit a son enfant / encaisse / tandis que la bonne...[unreadable/crossed out] / ...du vin / a un autre / pour manger, le sien...un petit gourmand / caché vole des biscuits / a la cuillère. (Mrs. Baker / a mother gives a cookie to her child supported / by the good...of the wine who has another one / in order to eat...it herself; a little gourmand / steals lady fingers); in graphite, right margin center: [unreadable]; upper left margin: le Madame offre un / biscuit de Savoie (The woman offers a Savoy cookie); lower right margin: l'autre... (the other ...)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Biscuits (Cookies) for the Service des Objets de Dessert (Dessert Service), 1819–20; Company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, white gouache, graphite on cream laid paper, circular border in pen and brown ink; 18.6 x 16 cm (7 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of James Amster; 1989-13-23

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