Two cartouche designs; the design at bottom with putti flanking a mask, from Nouveau livre de cartouches, plate 3, bound in Oeuvres. Vol. IV

Nouveau livre de cartouches
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Jean Mariette (French, Saint Benoît 1660–1742 Paris)
Published in:
17th century
Etching and engraving; second state of two (Préaud)
Sheet: 13 7/16 × 8 7/16 in. (34.2 × 21.5 cm)
Plate: 9 1/4 × 6 3/16 in. (23.5 × 15.7 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
Not on view
This print is bound in Volume IV of Oeuvres. Jombert published his collection of Le Pautre in 1751. Volume IV contains "desseins d'ornemens et trophées d'armes;" This print is part of a series of six prints depicting cartouches. The series was published by Jean Le Pautre, by Jean Mariette, and by Jombert.
Inscription: At upper right: 3
At lower left: Le Pautre fe.
At lower right: auec priuil du Roy

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at upper right in ink: 33
Vendor: James Rimell & Son (British)
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale vol. XII.111-112.1370 ii/ii; Destailleur, Artistes Français p.80-118; SKB 313 (Jombert edition, 1751); Guilmard 68.2 a, b, c (Jombert); Jessen 3 (Jombert); Fowler p. 151