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Drawing, Design for a Frieze Decoration with Ermine and Monogram of Anne of Brittany (recto); Design for a Wall Decoration with Coat of Arms of Anne of Brittany (verso), 1830–60

This is a Drawing. It was made by Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. It is dated 1830–60 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is brush and watercolor, graphite, white gouache, black wash on heavy dark-cream wove paper, partially squared in graphite. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Drawings and Prints Council Fund through gift of Nancy and Edwin Marks.

Its dimensions are

23.3 x 36.3 cm (9 3/16 x 14 5/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Stamped on recto, lower left corner in red: Viollet-le-Duc atelier stamp [Lugt, Suppl. 878, five-lobed frame in circle with architect's initials appearing like a "W"]

It is inscribed

Inscribed on recto in upper left margin in graphite: 020 202 R.R. 11 (underlined) 18 (to be checked out of frame); at upper right margin in graphite, partially errased: Lary[ ] salle des gardes Inscribed on verso at upper right edge and along lower left edge in graphite: Palais de Justice Rouen [2?]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Frieze Decoration with Ermine and Monogram of Anne of Brittany (recto); Design for a Wall Decoration with Coat of Arms of Anne of Brittany (verso), 1830–60; Made by Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (French, 1814 – 1879); brush and watercolor, graphite, white gouache, black wash on heavy dark-cream wove paper, partially squared in graphite; 23.3 x 36.3 cm (9 3/16 x 14 5/16 in. ); Museum purchase from Drawings and Prints Council Fund through gift of Nancy and Edwin Marks; 1998-51-1

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