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Design for a Ring Watch, from Livre d'Aneaux d'Orfevrerie

Artist and engraver:
Pierre Woeiriot de Bouzey II (French, Neufchâteau 1532–1599 Damblain)
Date:
1561
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 in. (6.8 x 4.7 cm) Sheet: 3 1/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.8 x 5.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.57.50
Not on view
Plate 32 is from a book of forty designs for rings by the goldsmith and engraver Woeiriot published in Lyon, France, after Woeiriot returned to France from a visit to Rome. The French edition, titled Livre d'aneaux d'orfévrerie de l'invention de Pierre Woeiriot Lorrain, appeared in 1561. An Italian edition, the Libro d'anella d'orefici del inventione de Piero Woeirioto di Loreno, appeared in the same year.
Signature: 'PW'

Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: '±'; 'PW'; '32'
Robert-Dumesnil VII.126.341
A. P. F. Robert-Dumesnil, Georges Duplessis Le peintre-graveur français : ou Catalogue raisonné des estampes gravées par les peintres et les dessinateurs de l'école française. G. Warée, vol. 7, Paris, 1835–1871, cat. no. VII.126.341.

Clare Vincent, J.H. Leopold, Elizabeth Sullivan, Yale University Press European Clocks and Watches in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2015, fig. no. 13, p. 14, ill.



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