Design for a Bedroom, Hotel de Mailly-Nesle, Paris

Pen and black ink, brush and wash, over black chalk on paper, lined with two sheets of heavy paper and framed with blue paper colored black and strips of gold paper | 1770-80

Attributed to Gilles Paul Cauvet

Design for a bedroom. Only the main wall is depicted. Three steps lead up to an alcove, the center of which is occupied by a bed. The bed is framed by a drapery, pulled back by two female statues. Unevenly spaced columns support the front entablature...
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