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Print - Fonds de Coupes

Fonds de Coupes

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (Etched)

  • Date:

    about 1546 (Etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 1

Physical description

Among interlacing strapwork are four winged masks, four male terminal figures with horns, and four vases with a long-necked bird on each side.

Place of Origin

France (Etched)


about 1546 (Etched)


Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 17.1 cm

Descriptive line

Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau. 1 of 9 plates from a set of 10; Circular design for the interior decoration of drinking cups. French, mid 16th century

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

Geymüller, H. von Les Du Cerceau, leur vie et leur oeuvre (Paris: Librairie de l'Art, 1887), p. 321 [fig. 68].
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. 64.
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. 307.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1911, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1912


Ornament prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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