Design for a Ring Watch, from Livre d'Aneaux d'Orfevrerie

Artist: Pierre Woeiriot (French, ca. 1531–1589)

Date: 1561

Medium: Engraving

Dimensions: Plate: 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 in. (6.8 x 4.7 cm)
Sheet: 3 1/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.8 x 5.5 cm)

Classifications: Prints, Ornament & Architecture

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926

Accession Number: 26.57.50


Plate 32 is from a book of forty designs for rings by the goldsmith and engraver Woeiriot published in Lyon, France, after Woeiriot returned to France from a visit to Rome. The French edition, titled Livre d'aneaux d'orfévrerie de l'invention de Pierre Woeiriot Lorrain, appeared in 1561. An Italian edition, the Libro d'anella d'orefici del inventione de Piero Woeirioto di Loreno, appeared in the same year.