Modelli Artificiosi (...) Parte seconda (Plate 27)

Etcher Theodor van Kessel Dutch
After Adam van Vianen I Netherlandish
Published by Christiaen van Vianen Dutch

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The monogram AV on the bottom left of this print identifies its maker as the Utrecht goldsmith Adam van Vianen. The print is part of the series Artful Models of Various Silver Vases and Other Capricious Work, consisting of 48 plates, published by his son Christiaen van Vianen. This print shows a quarter of what appears to be an oval silver dish. Because it is a symmetrical design, it was not thought necessary to display the dish in its entirety. With the help of two mirrors, placed on the straight lines on the left and top of the print the viewer could reconstruct the complete design. The same could be achieved by making copies by way of tracing or pouncing the print.

Modelli Artificiosi (...) Parte seconda (Plate 27), Theodor van Kessel (Dutch, 1620–1660), Etching

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