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Arabesques inventés et gravés par J.D. Dugourc

Print
1782 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This 18th-century print is from a set entitled Arabesques, designed by Jean Dèmosthëne Dugourc. Dugourc designed a wide variety of objects in his ornate style, including furniture, vases and interiors. He worked for the French court, including for Marie-Antoinette, as well as for Catherine II of Russia and Gustav III of Sweden. This print shows his characteristic style, light yet abundant, with nymphs, grotesques, putti and flowers.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving on paper
Brief Description
Plate from Arabesques, engraving by Jean Dugourc, France, 1782
Physical Description
Print showing an urn, decorated with swan heads, surrounded by nymphs, putti, fish and flowers, engraving on paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 16cm
  • Width: 11.5cm
Object history
Plate from "Arabesques", French, 1782

Engraving by Jean Dugourc (1749-1825)
Production
From a set of 6 plates, Arabesques inventés et gravés par J.D. Dugourc
Subjects depicted
Summary
This 18th-century print is from a set entitled Arabesques, designed by Jean Dèmosthëne Dugourc. Dugourc designed a wide variety of objects in his ornate style, including furniture, vases and interiors. He worked for the French court, including for Marie-Antoinette, as well as for Catherine II of Russia and Gustav III of Sweden. This print shows his characteristic style, light yet abundant, with nymphs, grotesques, putti and flowers.
Collection
Accession Number
27448:4

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record createdDecember 1, 2005
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