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Album du Sculpteur Parisien

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Guilmard, Desire, born 19 (designer)
    Guilmard, Desire, born 19 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf H, box 38D

Physical description

A design from a portfolio, containing a title page and 60 plates, showing examples of carved ornament for furniture in various styles.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


1869 (made)


Guilmard, Desire, born 19 (designer)
Guilmard, Desire, born 19 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 37.6 cm cover, Width: 28.9 cm cover

Object history note

The artist was also the most prolific Parisian publisher of designs for furniture and upholstery c.1840-1880 and edited the illustrated journal Le Garde Meuble (1844-1903). The Album du Sculpteur Parisien was one of a series of furniture albums published by Guilmard, who also produced the standard work on historic engraved ornament, Les Maitres Ornamentistes (1880).

Descriptive line

Print by Desire Guilmard, from the portfolio 'Album de Sculpteur Parisien', containing title page and 60 plates, lithograph, Paris, 1869

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

Simon Jervis, The Penguin Dictionary of Design and Designers, 1984, p.217
p. 217
Jervis, Simon. The Penguin Dictionary of Design and Designers. London : Allen Lane, 1984. 533 p. ISBN 0713912324
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991


Paper; Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Designs; Carving; Ornament; Furniture


Prints; Designs; Furniture; Woodwork; Pattern books


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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