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Designs for Painted Porcelain Plates, Les Ananas (Pineapples) from the Service des Objets de Dessert (Dessert Service)

Catalog Data

Designer:
Jean Charles Develly, French, 1783 - 1849  Search this
Company:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, Sèvres, France, founded 1738  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on white laid paper
Type:
ceramics
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
1819–20
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Sketches for two plate designs on the theme of pineapples. The sketch on the left is a preliminary drawing for 1989-13-14. In a greenhouse interior, a man in the right foreground offers a piece of pinapple to two young children. Another man in the left middleground points to a themometer hanging on a verticle roof support to indicate the ideal temperature for ripening pineapples. Potted pineapples rest on shelves to his left. A map of Brazil hangs on the rear wall, center. The sketch to the right shows in the right foreground the exterior of a Mexican house. A man in left middleground wearing a sombrero points to a man kneeling on the ground in front of the house picking pineapples. Mexican pottery appears on a low wall, center middleground, attached to the house. In the left foreground, a woman shaded by an umbrella points to the kneeling man while offering pineapple slices to two small children. On verso at upper left, (sideways), in graphite, is a circular sketch of figures of a woman and three children in an interior, and at right a sketch of a duck.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of James Amster
Accession Number:
1989-13-15
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4305969e9-50d1-44f0-acfa-f998cba44151
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-13-15