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Print - A New Book of Sheilds [sic] usefull for all sorts of Artificers
  • A New Book of Sheilds [sic] usefull for all sorts of Artificers
    Heckel, Augustin, born 1690 - died 1770
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A New Book of Sheilds [sic] usefull for all sorts of Artificers

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (published)

  • Date:

    1752 (First published)
    c. 1752- 1770 (Reissued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Heckel, Augustin, born 1690 - died 1770 (designer)
    Roberts, H. (engraver)
    Bowles, Carington, born 1724 - died 1793 (Publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Museum number:

    29413A/1

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 81

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A cartouche typically consists of a decorated, often asymmetrical, frame and originally described the oval found around a Pharaoh’s name in Egyptian hieroglyphics. A number of design elements typical of this period are used: a cupid, twirling leaves, flowers and a seashell. The centre was left blank for inscription, monogram or a coat of arms.

Place of Origin

London, England (published)

Date

1752 (First published)
c. 1752- 1770 (Reissued)

Artist/maker

Heckel, Augustin, born 1690 - died 1770 (designer)
Roberts, H. (engraver)
Bowles, Carington, born 1724 - died 1793 (Publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'A New Book of Sheilds usefull for all sorts of Artificers, Invented & Drawn by A. Heckell
A. Heckell delint H. Roberts Sculp / Printed for Carington Bowles, at N 69 St Pauls Church Yard Price 1s 6d'

Dimensions

Height: 20.8 cm, Width: 16.7 cm

Descriptive line

Augustin Heckel (after), 1 of 7 plates, including title plate from 'A New Book of Sheilds [sic] usefull for all sorts of Artificers', reissue published London, after 1752.

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

Cloake, John, Prospects about Richmond: Mid-eighteenth Century Drawings & Prints by Augustin Heckel: Exhibition at the Museum of Richmond, 12 Octobre 1993-19 February 1994, Richmond: Museum of Richmond, 1993, 47.
Berlin Staatliche Museen, Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1936-39, 268.

Production Note

Numbered in series 1 to 6.

Subjects depicted

Putti; Cartouches; Seashells

Categories

Prints; Ornament prints

Collection code

PDP

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