Artist Bernard Picart, French, 1673-1733
Title
  • Frontispiece Design
Date ca. 1700
Medium pen and gray ink and gray wash over black chalk on off-white laid paper, mounted to french mat: front: blue laid paper with an interior border of paper colored green, backed with heavy cream wove paper,
Dimensions Sheet: 4 3/4 × 7 9/16 inches (12.1 × 19.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Drawing Society
Accession Number 61.46
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, on mount, lower right corner: "Picart"
Inscribed, on mount, lower center: Bernard Picart.
Inscribed, in graphite pencil, verso, center: 3/4 Flat Rope | 10 7/8 x 9 1/4 [partially erased]
Inscribed, center right, verso: AOM; lower center right, verso: 12/15
Inscribed, lower right, verso: K3942; lower right corner, verso : 11
Inscribed, along lower right edge, verso: [indecipherable, erased]
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, lower center, verso:"BD-" (Lugt 350, Dr. Barry Delaney)
Inscribed, in pencil, lower left, verso: Bernard Picart | B. 1663 | D. 1733
Rockman Prints (New York, New York, USA);
Drawing Society;
1961-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors. Cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1992, pp. 184-185, no. 83.