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Drawing - Design for an overmantel or an overdoor
  • Design for an overmantel or an overdoor
    Chippendale, Thomas Sr, born 1718 - died 1779
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Design for an overmantel or an overdoor

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chippendale, Thomas Sr, born 1718 - died 1779 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and grey wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.749-1906

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case W, shelf 9, box B

Physical description

A design for a panel for an overdoor or an overmantel in pencil, pen and ink and grey wash on paper. Two festoons of floral arrangements are positioned either side of a central frame ornamented with rococo curves and rocaille. Within this central panel is a scene from one of Aesop’s fables; ‘The Fox and The Stork’ where the stork is shown with its beak within a long vase while the fox looks on.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

ca.1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Chippendale, Thomas Sr, born 1718 - died 1779 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and grey wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

6"0

Dimensions

Height: 10.3 cm approx., Width: 21.7 cm approx.

Descriptive line

Design for an overmantel or an overdoor in pencil, pen and ink and grey wash, attributed to Thomas Chippendale, London, ca.1755

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Stork; Fox; Flowers; Festoon

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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