The Noble Grape

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Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
A pot-bellied figure stands contraposto, adorned in a blue cape with grape leaf decorations, with its right arm partially lifted, holding a scepter in the form of a wine opener and cork and in the left a glass of red wine. The figure's head is in the form of a cluster of purple grapes and is topped by a crown.
Credit Line
Gift of John Goelet
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
1980
Accession Number
1984-93-1
Artist
Ronald Searle, British, active France, 1920 - 2011
Publisher
Clos du Val Wine Company, Limited, Napa, California, USA
Taltarni Vineyards, Moonambel, Victoria, Australia
Medium
Pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, opaque watercolor, crayon, graphite on heavy wove paper
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Type
figures
Object Name
Drawing
Type
Drawing