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Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Le Scorpion (Scorpio) 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, black wash, white gouache, pink, tan watercolor, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on cream laid paper mounted on cream laid paper, image 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

19.8 x 15.3 cm (7 13/16 x 6 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink over graphite, on mount, upper center: Le Scorpion (Scorpio); lower center: très venimeux vois plutot! / ...C'est un enfant, on lui Conte, ça...(Very venomous, take heed!...He is a child, he's been told that..); in graphite, on mount, upper right: 11

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Le Scorpion (Scorpio) from le Zodiaque Travesti (The Farcical Zodiac) Service, 1824; Company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; pen and brown ink, brush and brown, black wash, white gouache, pink, tan watercolor, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on cream laid paper mounted on cream laid paper, image bordered in pen and brown ink; 19.8 x 15.3 cm (7 13/16 x 6 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of James Amster; 1989-13-45

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