Designs for the Ornament of Swords and Firearms

Workshop of Louis-François Devisme French

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These designs are part of an album from the workshop of the Parisian gunmaker Louis-François Devisme (active 1833–1886). The album includes thirty-five original drawings, in addition to tracings and inked impressions ("pulls"), showing swords, parts of swords, firearms, and firearms ornament. Together they represent an eclectic mix of Renaissance revival, neoclassical, and Second Empire styles, all of which were popular in French decorative arts during the mid-nineteenth century.

Designs for the Ornament of Swords and Firearms, Workshop of Louis-François Devisme (French, Paris, active 1833–1886), Leather, paper, pencil, ink, colored wash, French, Paris

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Thirty-five drawings