Title Plate, from Livre Nouveau de Fleurs Tres-Util

Nicolas Cochin French
Published by Balthazar Moncornet French

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Horizontal panel with the text in an ornate cartouche suspended from garland, with a mask above and cornucopias at bottom. Below, a formal garden with figures walking in the forefront and a fountain at center. A building is seen in the background at left. From a series of twelve plates with rows of flowers above friezes with landscapes, etched by Cochin, published by Balthazar Moncornet in Paris in 1645, and dedicated to the goldsmith, Jean de Leins. The prints are executed in a combination of etching, for the landscape, and burin, for the flowers.

Title Plate, from Livre Nouveau de Fleurs Tres-Util, Nicolas Cochin (French, Troyes 1610–1686 Paris), Etching

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