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Etching - Nouvelle Iconologie Historique ou Attributs Hieroglyphiques
  • Nouvelle Iconologie Historique ou Attributs Hieroglyphiques
    Delafosse, Jean-Charles, born 1734 - died 1789
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Nouvelle Iconologie Historique ou Attributs Hieroglyphiques

  • Object:

    Etching

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Printed and published)

  • Date:

    1771 (Published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Delafosse, Jean-Charles, born 1734 - died 1789 (Designer)
    Delafosse, Jean-Charles, born 1734 - died 1789 (Printmaker)
    Chéreau, Jacques-François, born 1742 - died 1794 (Publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Museum number:

    E.1631-1977

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 14

Physical description

Etching.

Place of Origin

Paris (Printed and published)

Date

1771 (Published)

Artist/maker

Delafosse, Jean-Charles, born 1734 - died 1789 (Designer)
Delafosse, Jean-Charles, born 1734 - died 1789 (Printmaker)
Chéreau, Jacques-François, born 1742 - died 1794 (Publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Dimensions

Height: 38 cm, Width: 23.3 cm

Object history note

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).

Descriptive line

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.

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

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.
(IFF) Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire du Fonds Français, Paris, 1930 – , Tome. VI, pp. 215-17.
Gives a detailed history of the different editions of the 'Iconologie [...]' under Delafosse's entry

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Etching

Categories

Ornament prints; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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