Concave Lozenge-shaped Panel and Grotesque Figures
Noël Rouillard (French, Paris ca. 1589–1646 Paris)
Plate: 2 9/16 x 2 11/16 in. (6.5 x 6.9 cm)
Sheet: 2 11/16 x 2 11/16 in. (6.8 x 6.9 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Not on view
Small print from a series of twelve with goldsmiths designs and grotesques. This print is characterized by a large concave lozenge-shaped panel in the center. Around it two ring bezels in the top corners and two more lozenges in the lower corners are combined with six grotesques figures. Two figures on the top of the page and two figures on the bottom look like sirens. On each side of the central lozenge a bowing figure is depicted which remind most of satyrs.
Signature: N R
Inscription: 'N R'; '10'
Vendor: R. L. Whittle
SKB 1939, 779
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. 486, ill.