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Variant cartouche designs with a triton and a dolphin at bottom left, from Nouveau livre de cartouches, plate 4, bound in Oeuvres. Vol. IV

Series/Portfolio:
Nouveau livre de cartouches
Artist:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Publisher:
Jean Mariette (French, Saint Benoît 1660–1742 Paris)
Published in:
Paris
Date:
17th century
Medium:
Etching and engraving; second state of two (Préaud)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 7/16 × 8 7/16 in. (34.2 × 21.5 cm) Plate: 9 1/4 × 6 1/8 in. (23.5 × 15.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.84(4.34)
Not on view
This print is bound in Volume IV of Oeuvres. Jombert published his collection of Le Pautre in 1751. Volume IV contains "desseins d'ornemens et trophées d'armes;" This print is part of a series of six prints depicting cartouches. The series was published by Jean Le Pautre, by Jean Mariette, and by Jombert.
Inscription: At upper right: 4
At lower left: le Pautre fe.
At lower right: auec priuil du Roy

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at upper right in ink: 3
On recto at upper right in graphite: 34
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale vol. XII.112.1371 ii/ii; Destailleur, Artistes Français p.80-118; SKB 313 (Jombert edition, 1751); Guilmard 68.2 a, b, c (Jombert); Jessen 3 (Jombert); Fowler p. 151
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