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Print - Vases


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Orléans (Printed)

  • Date:

    1548-49 (Printed)

  • 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

On the cover, which is raised, the figure of a nymph with spiral tail. The handle is held by a crouching cupid.

Place of Origin

Orléans (Printed)


1548-49 (Printed)


Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 13 cm, Width: 6.7 cm

Object history note

From a suite of 49 plates, designs for ewers, urns, amphoras and vases, known as 'Vases'.

Descriptive line

Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau. Design for a vase. French, mid-16th century.

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

Guilmard, D. Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, 11.
Geymüller, H. von Les Du Cerceau, leur vie et leur oeuvre (Paris: Librairie de l'Art, 1887) p. 321.
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, pp. 64-65.
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, pp. 308.
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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