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Design for metalwork

Design for metalwork

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    second quarter 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund and the Goldsmiths' Company

  • Museum number:

    E.912-1938

  • 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)

Date

second quarter 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

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

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Engraving; Etching; Watercolour drawing

Categories

Designs; Metalwork

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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