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Fountain

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, engraved)

  • Date:

    18th century (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Challe, Simon, born 1719 - died 1765 (designer)
    Duronseray, Marguerite-Louise-Amédée, born 1730 - died 1805 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving print on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.515-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 151

Physical description

Engraving; signed. Large fountain against a background of ancient buildings, with a dome and a colonnade; at the top of the fountain, a basin, and lower down, two sirens with double tails and two tritons.

Place of Origin

France (probably, engraved)

Date

18th century (engraved)

Artist/maker

Challe, Simon, born 1719 - died 1765 (designer)
Duronseray, Marguerite-Louise-Amédée, born 1730 - died 1805 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Simon Challes inv.'
Inscribed in the margin at lower left

'M.L.A. Duroncerai. Sculp.'
Inscribed in the margin at lower right

Dimensions

Height: 25.9 cm plate, Width: 18.8 cm plate

Descriptive line

Engraved ornament print designed by Simon Challe and engraved by Duronseray; a fountain ornamented with sirens and tritons against a background of ancient buildings; France, 18th century.

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

Ornements, architecture. Paris: La Sirène, 1990. Bookseller's catalogue.
Ornements, architecture. Paris: La Sirène, 1990. Bookseller’s catalogue.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Sirens; Fountains; Engraved ornament; Tritons

Categories

Prints; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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