Livre de Plusieurs Cartouches, Plate 1

Artist:
Albert Flamen (Flemish, born ca. 1620, active 1648–88)
Publisher:
Jacques Van Merlen (Flemish, Antwerp 1616–1682 Paris)
Date:
1664
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 4 1/8 × 4 15/16 in. (10.4 × 12.6 cm)
Sheet: 4 5/16 × 5 3/16 in. (11 × 13.1 cm)
10 9/16 × 7 1/2 in. (26.8 × 19.1 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.540.15(61)
Not on view
Plate 1 of a series of cartouches. This design is also the title plate of the series. There are two winged creatures with female busts and vegetal lower limbs leaning on stylized trees framing the title text.
Signature: 'Inuentez et dessignez par AB. Flamen'

Inscription: 'LIVRE / DE PLVSIEVRS / CARTOVCHES / Inuentez et dessignez par AB. Flamen / A Paris chez van Merlen,rue S.Iacques / a la ville d'Anuers / Auec priuil. du Roy / 1664'

Marking: Top right corner: '61' [in graphite]
Top right corner of plate: 'Nº 62' [in graphite]
Hippolyte-Alexandre-Gabriel-Walter Destailleur
Guilmard 1880, 78.5; SKB 1939, 330; R-D.V.241-2.574