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Design for a strapwork frame

Design for a strapwork frame

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    1591 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Graffico, Camillo (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    21412:6

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 122

Physical description

Border of strapwork with two bunches of fruit, enclosing a medallion printed from a separate plate representing a Sultan.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)

Date

1591 (made)

Artist/maker

Graffico, Camillo (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered .C.G.F..

Dimensions

Height: 20.4 cm Cut to, Width: 15.5 cm Cut to

Object history note

Miller (1999): For similar borders, possibly replacements for these plates, see E.821 to 829-1927.

Descriptive line

Camillo Graffico. Plate of strapwork borders designed to enclose portraits printed from separate plates. First issued with a set of portraits of Sultans of Turkey. Italian, Venice, 1591.

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

Miller, E., 16th-century Italian ornament prints in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1999, p. 49-50 (cat. 6).
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving; Intaglio printing

Subjects depicted

Sultan; Fruit

Categories

Ornament prints; Portraits; Frames; Designs; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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