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Latin Cross with Birds and Smaller Motifs

Artist:
Jacques Hurtu (French (active 1584–1635))
Publisher:
Pierre Firens I (Flemish, Antwerp 1580–1638 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1614–19
Medium:
Blackwork and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 7/8 x 2 13/16 in. (9.8 x 7.1 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.114.4
Not on view
Part of a series of 6 with goldsmiths designs executed in the blackwork technique. Design for a pendant shaped like a Latin cross, decorated with Schweifwerk. The cross is surrounded by smaller motifs, including two ring bezels and two rectangular designs in blackwork. Other decorative elements, such as fruit garlands and a rooster and turkey, have been added in engraving.
Signature: IH [initials incorporated in the design]

Inscription: '3'
Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Guilmard 1880, p. 40; SKB 1939, 786 (2)
Peter Fuhring, Michèle Bimbenet-Privat "Le style "cosses des pois": L'orfevrerie et la gravure a Paris sous Louis XIII." La Gazette des Beaux-Arts. vol. 144, 2002, cat. no. 191, ill.



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