John Absolon (1815-95)
'Part of the French Court, No. 2'
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
Museum no. E.7-2007
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
The sideboard of carved walnut is the work of the Paris manufacturer Fourdinois. It was discussed in The Illustrated Exhibitor, 13 September 1851: 'the design of the artist is to make the ornamentation entirely subservient to its intended purposes'.
'Part of the French Court, No. 2', after John Absolon, lithograph, 1851. From book in NAL, pressmark 110.F.16, p.49
'Part of the French Court, No. 2', after John Absolon, colour lithograph, 1851. Museum no. 19538.24