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Print - Book of escutcheons and cartouches
  • Book of escutcheons and cartouches
    Choffard, Pierre-Philippe, born 1730 - died 1809
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Book of escutcheons and cartouches

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (engraved)

  • Date:

    18th century (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Choffard, Pierre-Philippe, born 1730 - died 1809 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving print on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.517-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 152

Physical description

Engraving. Design of two blank oval shields with a crown above, set in clouds with flowers and a burning torch at left and sunbeams above.

Place of Origin

Paris (engraved)

Date

18th century (engraved)

Artist/maker

Choffard, Pierre-Philippe, born 1730 - died 1809 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Livre d’Ecussons & Cartels, / Dessinés par P. P. Choffard.'
Inscribed at bottom middle

'A Paris rue St. Jacques aux 2. Piliers d'Or'.
Inscribed at bottom left

'1'
Numbered at lower right

Dimensions

Height: 9.7 to 9.9 cm plate, Width: 16.3 to 16.5 cm plate, Height: 13.8 cm paper, Width: 21.9 cm Paper

Descriptive line

Engraved ornament print designed by Pierre-Philippe Choffard; one of a set of seven from the 'Livre d'Ecussons & Cartels'; Paris, 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 (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Engraved ornament; Designs; Escutcheons

Categories

Prints; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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