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A Buffet and a cupboard

  • Object:

    Furniture design

  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam (published)

  • Date:

    1630 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vredeman de Vries, Paul, born 1567 (artist)
    Claes Jansz Visscher (1587-1652), born 1587 - died 1652 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.3740-1953

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 103

This print is from a set entitled Verscheyden Schrynwerck als Portalen, Kleerkassen, Buffeten … engraved after a design by Paulus Vredeman de Vries. The set of designs are for woodwork, and this print shows a design for a buffet or sideboard and a cupboard. The design incorporates a female figures, drawing comparison between architecture and the human form.

Ornament designs like this were copied by artisans, who copied them in the making of furniture, vases, textiles and so on, and were important in spreading the influence of various styles.

Physical description

Print depicting a buffet and a cupboard, engraving, and showing mannerist variations on the classical order, here applied to furniture.

Place of Origin

Amsterdam (published)

Date

1630 (published)

Artist/maker

Vredeman de Vries, Paul, born 1567 (artist)
Claes Jansz Visscher (1587-1652), born 1587 - died 1652 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered 'd' in the lower left of the plate.
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 19.4 cm To plate mark, Width: 27.1 cm To plate mark

Object history note

This print shows mannerist variations on the classical order, here applied to furniture. Hans Vredeman de Vries and his son Paul played a major part in bringing this type of mannerist design to northern Europe.

Descriptive line

Paulus Vredeman de Vries. 1 of 20 plates from a suite of 24 designs for furniture, including title plate, entitled 'Verscheyden Schrynwerck als Portalen...'. Dutch, 1630.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963
Fuhring, P. Ornament prints in the Rijksmuseum II: The Seventeenthy Century, 3 vols, Rotterdam, 2004, vol. 1, 2154-2178.
(Berlin II) Berlin Staatlich Museen., Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1936-39, 1221.

Production Note

Plate from a set entitled Verscheyden Schrynwerck als Portalen, Kleerkassen, Buffeten...

Materials

Printing ink

Subjects depicted

Buffets; Architectural orders; Cupboards

Categories

Furniture; Designs; Ornament prints; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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