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Nouvelle Iconologie Historique ou Attributs Hieroglyphiques

1771 (Published)
Place of origin


Object details

Object type
  • Nouvelle Iconologie Historique ou Attributs Hieroglyphiques (Series title)
  • Cahier B. Bordures (Suite title)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Jean-Charles Delafosse, 1 of 4 plates, including title plate, from a set of six designs for frames, entitled 'Bordures', French, first published 1768; this edition 1771.
Physical description
  • Height: 38cm
  • Width: 23.3cm
Object history
This plate is from the first edition of Delafosse's 'Nouvelle Iconologie Historique ou Attributs Hiéroglyphiques', published in 1768 (second edition published 1771, third edition the 17th of November, 1773).
Bibliographic references
  • Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, no. 18, pp. 217-221.
  • (Berlin II) Berlin Staatliche Museen, Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1936-39, no. 465.1.
  • Gives a detailed history of the different editions of the 'Iconologie [...]' under Delafosse's entry (IFF) Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire du Fonds Français, Paris, 1930 – , Tome. VI, pp. 215-17.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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