Design for Sofa and Mirror, Portrait Room, Royal Palace; Warsaw, Poland
Jean Louis Prieur, French, 1732 - 1795
Victor Louis, French, 1731 - 1802
Stanislas Augustus II, King of Poland, 1732–1798
Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, rose watercolor on cream laid paper
Research in Progress
A sofa with two end seats separated by gaines from the central section; a double-headed spread eagle, top center, from which festoons hang toward the bottom of the mirror frame, topped by a canopy with feathers; above, curtains are held up by putti crouching at the corners; a circular medallion under the canopy contains the monogram SIR, referring to King Stanislas Augustus II of Poland (l732-1798).
overall: 30.5 mm x 26 mm x 2.6 cm; 1 3/16 in x 1 1/32 in x 1 1/32 in
Rossiya: Rossiya, Sankt-Peterburg
Polska: Mazowieckie, Warszawa
This jeton or medalette commemorates the completion of the railroad connecting Saint Petersburg, Russia and Warsaw, Poland in 1862. During the 19th century, much of Poland was under Russian control and was ruled by the Romanovs.
Obverse inscription: H I - A II / 1852 - 1862 С.НЕТЕРЕУРГО - КАРШАВСКАЯ ЖЕЛЂЗНАЯ ДОРОТА (H I represents Nicholas I, A II is Alexander II).
Reverse inscription: СОТРУДНИКАМЪ ПО УСТРОЙСТВУ ДОРОГИ / Bacui : Ceperebur / ШАШИНУ / 102 (H I represents Nicholas I, A II is Alexander II, the Tsars of Poland in 1852 and 1862 respectively).
Chariot of Apollo, Ceiling Design for Count Bielinski's Cabinet, Warsaw, Poland
Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, French, 1695–1750
Pen and gray ink, brush and watercolor, gouache, gold paint, black chalk on white laid paper
Research in Progress
The central area is taken up with simulated sky with the chariot of Apollo. Around the edges, allegorical figures seated on clouds; simulated architecture of vaults and pendentives about the outer edges, within an architectural frame.
Schattensprung : 11 Künstlerinnen und Künstler aus Berlin : Mimmo Catania ... [et al.] : 17. September 20. November 1994, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst - Ujazdowski Schlos, Warschau = Skok cienia : 11 artystek i artystów z Berlina : 17 wrzesień - 20 listopad 1994, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa
Luggage label with an olive green mermaid bearing a sword and shield. A city-scape with a prominent tower against a red sky forms the background. Text in a ribbon shape in top margin: HOTEL TERMINUS; in band across bottom: WARSZAWA