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Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Le Poisson (Pisces) from Le Zodiaque Travesti (The Farcical Zodiac) Service, 1824

This is a Drawing. It was 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, pink, tan watercolor, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on cream laid paper mounted on cream laid paper, ruled 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

19.3 x 14.8 cm (7 1/2 x 5 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown/black ink over graphite, on support, above image: Le Poisson; below image: ça n'mord pas (The fish are not biting); in graphite, upper right corner of mount: 2

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Le Poisson (Pisces) from Le Zodiaque Travesti (The Farcical Zodiac) Service, 1824; Company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, pink, tan watercolor, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on cream laid paper mounted on cream laid paper, ruled border in pen and brown ink; 19.3 x 14.8 cm (7 1/2 x 5 13/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of James Amster; 1989-13-36

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