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  • Grandes Grotesques
    Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I
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Grandes Grotesques

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Printed and published)

  • Date:

    1566 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 60

Physical description


Place of Origin

Paris (Printed and published)


1566 (printed and published)


Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 16.5 cm, Width: 23.2 cm

Object history note

Part of a group of objects previously in possession of Mr. R.S.Smith [South Kensington Museum employee?].

Descriptive line

Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau, plate from the Grandes Grotesques, Paris, 1566.

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

Guilmard, D. Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, 10.
Geymüller, H. von Les Du Cerceau, leur vie et leur oeuvre (Paris: Librairie de l'Art, 1887), p. 317, 333-336.
Linzeler, A. and Jean Adhémar. Inventaire du fonds français; graveurs du seizième siècle (Paris: M. Le Garrec; Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1932-1935, 1938): vol. 1, p. 67.
Warncke, C.-P, Die ornamentale Groteske in Deutschland 1500-1650, Berlin, 1979, p. 35,37,45,65.
Guillaume, J., P. Fuhring and V. Auclair [et al.] Jacques Androuet du Cerceau : 'un des plus grands architectes qui soient jamais trouvés en France' Paris. c. 2010, p. 317.


Printing ink




Ornament prints; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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