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Petites Arabesques

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (Printed)

  • Date:

    1594 (Printed)
    1562 (First published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I (Printmaker)
    Sibmacher, Johann (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf D, box 19

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (Printed)


1594 (Printed)
1562 (First published)


Du Cerceau, Jacques Androuet I (Printmaker)
Sibmacher, Johann (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques


Object history note

Partial copy after Androuet Du Cerceau's second edition of 'Petites Grotesques', 60 plates published in 1562.

Descriptive line

'Petites Arabesques'. 1 of 42 plates incl. title page from an album of designs for grotesque ornament, partial copies of Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau's 'Petites Grotesques' by J. Sibmacher. Nuremberg, 1594.

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

Guilmard, D. Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880, 10.
Geymüller, H. von Les Du Cerceau, leur vie et leur oeuvre (Paris: Librairie de l'Art, 1887), p. 317.
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. 316.

Production Note



Ornament prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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