Modèles de Serrurerie [Locksmiths' Designs]

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1546-1549 (made)
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Etching, 1 from a set of 20 plates of designs for keys, key-escutcheons, sliding bolts, drawer-handles, door-knockers, gun-locks and brackets for house- or shop-signs, from the series 'Modèles de Serrurerie' [Locksmiths' Designs].


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Etching
Brief Description
Etching, 1 from a set of 20 plates of designs for keys, key-escutcheons, sliding bolts, drawer-handles, door-knockers, gun-locks and brackets for house- or shop-signs, from the series 'Modèles de Serrurerie' [Locksmiths' Designs], Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau, France, mid 16th century
Physical Description
Etching, 1 from a set of 20 plates of designs for keys, key-escutcheons, sliding bolts, drawer-handles, door-knockers, gun-locks and brackets for house- or shop-signs, from the series 'Modèles de Serrurerie' [Locksmiths' Designs].
Dimensions
  • Average size height: 15.2cm
  • Average size width: 9.5cm
Styles
Bibliographic References
  • Geymüller, H. von Les Du Cerceau, leur vie et leur oeuvre (Paris: Librairie de l'Art, 1887), pp.321-22.
  • 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. 66.
  • 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. 308.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings Accessions 1932 London: HMSO, 1932.
  • Guilmard, Désiré, Les maîtres ornemanistes: dessinateurs, peintres, architectes, sculpteurs et graveurs: écoles française,-italienne,-allemande,-et des Pays-Bas (flamande & hollandaise): ouvrage renfermant le répertoire général des maîtres ornemanistes avec l'indication précise des pièces d'ornement qui se trouvent dans les cabinets publics et particuliers de France, de Belgique, etc. / par D. Guilmard; publication enrichie de 180 planches tirées à part et de nombreuses gravures dans le texte donnant environ 250 spécimens des principaux maîtres et précédée d'une introduction par M. le baron Davillier, Mansfield Center, Connecticut: Martino Publishing, 2009.p.12, no.4
Collection
Accession Number
E.2165-1932

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