Author [Anonymous] [18th-century floral design].
Published 1750
Item ID 69808
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France or the Low Countries, [ca. 1750]. Folio sheet (ca. 32.5 x 21.0 cm). Tipped-in in a recent passe-partout. This is an original floral drawing, in ink, probably designs for tapestries, wallpaper, murals, or the decoration of wooden panels used in cupboards or other furniture. The rendering of the leaves is in Louis XV style, placing these designs in, approximately, the mid-18th century. From a suite of drawings on laid paper, three of which show a watermark with a post horn in a shield and the letters L G V below. This is Gravel SLD.346.1, found on a 1791 Thomas Jefferson letter from Richmond, VA, but doubtlessly originating from the Dutch paper mill of Lubertus Van Gerrevink, renowned worldwide for the quality of his paper. Another sheet bears the watermark IV, which indicates Jean Villedary, a French papermaker. Both watermarks have been used over a considerable period of time but are essentially 18th century. Some light age-wear, otherwise in very good condition. A fine example of 18th-century Louis XV style flower designs