Plate 1 of a series of cartouches. This design is also the title plate of the series. There are two winged creatures with female busts and vegetal lower limbs leaning on stylized trees framing the title text.
Signature: 'Inuentez et dessignez par AB. Flamen'
Inscription: 'LIVRE / DE PLVSIEVRS / CARTOVCHES / Inuentez et dessignez par AB. Flamen / A Paris chez van Merlen,rue S.Iacques / a la ville d'Anuers / Auec priuil. du Roy / 1664'
Marking: Top right corner: '61' [in graphite] Top right corner of plate: 'Nº 62' [in graphite]
Artist: Albert Flamen (Flemish, born ca. 1620, active 1648–88)Date: mid 17th centuryMedium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash (recto); watercolor (verso)Accession: 2008.178.14a, bOn view in:Not on view
Artist: Albert Flamen (Flemish, born ca. 1620, active 1648–88)Date: mid 17th–late 17th centuryMedium: Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, framing lines in pen and brown ink, and brush and brown wash.Accession: 1996.150On view in:Not on view