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Design for metalwork

Design for metalwork

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    second quarter 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving or etching or pen and ink and watercolour and wash.

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support and the Goldsmiths' Company

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 140

Physical description

Goldsmith's design for metalwork. One of 1016 prints (either engravings or etchings) and 650 hand-drawn and painted designs bound in two albums.

Place of Origin

France (made)


second quarter 18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

engraving or etching or pen and ink and watercolour and wash.


Height: 31 cm sheet, Width: 44 cm sheet

Descriptive line

One of 1615 anonymous designs for metalwork, mainly etchings and engravings but including some watercolour, wash, pen and ink drawings, from a group of 1679 designs (E.51 to 1729-1938) bound in two volumes. French, mid-18th century.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1938. London: The Board of Education, 1939.


Paper; Ink


Engraving; Etching; Watercolour drawing


Designs; Metalwork


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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