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Foliate Arabesque with Rodents

Foliate Arabesque with Rodents
After
Henri Salembier, French, 1753 - 1820
Date
1650–1700
Type
ornament
Object Name
Drawing
Type
Drawing
Medium
Brush, water color, gouache on vellum
Credit Line
Gift of Catharine Oglesby
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Accession Number
1958-120-1
Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
Single scroll of a foliate arabesque, with four rodents shown climbing over the vines, and a snake curled about a tendril, beneath one rat. Copied motif from Raphael's Vatican loggia.
Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
made in
Italy