Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc

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Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc
1814-1879
"Jouteur"
1870
Graphite and opaque watercolor on paper.
10 3/8 x 6 5/8 inches (264 x 168 mm)
Gift of John M. Thayer.
2004.14
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Signed and dated "1870"; inscribed, "Dictionnaire raisonne du mobilier, levy planche XV, jouteur xvième siecle wo...dez".

Provenance: 
Galerie de Bayser, 1971; Dr. Frederick J. Cummings; Christie's, May 27, 1983, lot 222; John M. Thayer, Wilmington, DE.
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This drawing by the influential French architect is said to be a study for his seminal publication, Dictionnaire raisonné du mobilier français (1858-75), of which the Morgan has a copy.

Associated names: 

Cummings, Frederick J., former owner.
Thayer, John M. (John MacLane), 1944-2004, former owner.

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