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  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, engraved)

  • Date:

    18th century (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Challe, Simon, born 1719 - died 1765 (designer)
    Boucher, Juste-Nathan, born 1736 - died 1782 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving print on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.516-1991

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Engraving; signed. Design of a large fountain in the shape of a mushroom, with dolphins on the base.

Place of Origin

France (probably, engraved)

Date

18th century (engraved)

Artist/maker

Challe, Simon, born 1719 - died 1765 (designer)
Boucher, Juste-Nathan, born 1736 - died 1782 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Shale in.'
Inscribed in the margin at lower left

'Boucher Scul'
Inscribed in the margin at lower right

Dimensions

Height: 24.6 cm plate, Width: 17.6 cm plate, Height: 31 cm paper, Width: 22.4 cm paper

Descriptive line

Engraved ornament print designed by Simon Challe and engraved by J.-N. Boucher; design of a large fountain in the shape of a mushroom, with dolphins on the base; 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

Dolphins; Fountains; Engraved ornament; Hats; Mushrooms

Categories

Prints; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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