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Livre Nouveau de Prinsipes D'Ornemens..., Plate 1

Publisher:
Nicolas Guérard (French, ca. 1648–1719 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1685
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 10 15/16 × 6 3/4 in. (27.8 × 17.1 cm) Sheet: 14 13/16 × 9 5/8 in. (37.7 × 24.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.69.17(1)
Not on view
Plate 1 of a series of eight plates of easy ornament designs to learn how to draw. This plate is also the title plate. It presents a cartouche with cornucopias and shell ornaments.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: '1'; 'LIVRE NOUVEAU / de / PRINSIPES D'ORNEMENS / tres facil / Pour apprendre a Dessigner'; 'Chez N.Guerard graveur rüe Saint jacques, / proche S.t benoist à la Reyne du Clergé à Paris.'
Guilmard 108.58c; Destailleur (1895) 1205; SKB 350(2); Foulc 115a;
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