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Drawing

Drawing

  • Date:

    ca. 1740

  • Artist/Maker:

    Heckel, Augustin, born 1690 - died 1770 (artist)

  • Museum number:

    E.278-1998

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 21

Physical description

Design for a cartouche with an acanthus leaf architechtonic frame surmounted by vases and supported by a caryatid in the form of a winged putto. On the back are six small sketches for trophies.

Date

ca. 1740

Artist/maker

Heckel, Augustin, born 1690 - died 1770 (artist)

Dimensions

Width: 12.3 cm, Length: 15.1 cm

Descriptive line

Design for a cartouche by Augustin Heckel.

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

Michael Snodin, 'Style Sources', Print Quarterly, September 1998, pp.302-304

Labels and date

The cartouche is a copy by Heckel, the subscription plate in Gaetano Brunetti's 'Sixty Different Sorts of Ornaments'. 1736-37. On the back are six small sketches for trophies in the manner of the prints of Claude Gillot. Heckel, a famous gold-chaser, used Brunetti's ideas as inspiration for his own work on watches and boxes.

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink

Techniques

Wash

Subjects depicted

Caryatid; Labels (identifying artifacts)

Production Type

Unique

Collection code

PDP

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