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Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Le Lion (Leo) from the Le Zodiaque Travesti (The Farcical Zodiac) 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, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, pink, tan watercolor, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on cream laid paper mounted on cream laid paper, bordered 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

19.7 x 15.3 (7 3/4 x 6 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink over graphite, on mount upper center: Le Lion; on mount, lower center, over an erased graphite inscription [some words barely readable] : a bas les pattes tu ne paye, jamais rien (down with your paws, you never pay me anything); ...sens la pipe (smell the pipe); in graphite, on mount, upper right corner: 7

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Le Lion (Leo) from the Le Zodiaque Travesti (The Farcical Zodiac) Service, 1824; Company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, pink, tan watercolor, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on cream laid paper mounted on cream laid paper, bordered in pen and brown ink; 19.7 x 15.3 (7 3/4 x 6 in.); Museum purchase through gift of James Amster; 1989-13-41

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