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Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Meringues (Meringues) 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 gray wash, graphite on cream laid paper, 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

16.4 × 16.7 cm (6 7/16 × 6 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper margin: Deux petits Enfants mangent des meringues. S'en / barbouillent, ils se moquent l'un de l'autre / un officier en complit en crème et en confitures. / un petit enfant en demande. (Two small children eat meringues smearing themselves, / they are mocking each other. a worker fills them with cream and jam. A small child / asks for some); at center right: repas de jour / le pendule / marque 6. hre (the meal of the day when the clock / strikes 6 o'clock)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Meringues (Meringues) for the Service des Objets de Dessert (Dessert Service), 1819–20; Company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, graphite on cream laid paper, border in pen and brown ink; 16.4 × 16.7 cm (6 7/16 × 6 9/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of James Amster; 1989-13-30

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