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Etching - Vases


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Orléans (Printed)

  • Date:

    1548-49 (Printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printer's ink, paper, etching

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 120

Physical description

Etching on paper

Place of Origin

Orléans (Printed)


1548-49 (Printed)


Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Printer's ink, paper, etching


: 5 in, : 2 1/2 in

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, etching, 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.
Snodin, M. and Maurice Howard, Ornament: a social history since 1450 New Haven and London: Yale University Press in association with the V&A Museum, c1996, p. 32, fig. 25.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1910, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1911


Printing ink; Paper




Ornament prints; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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