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Design for the side of a silver plateau

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1805

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash. On wove paper. Laid down on card.

  • Museum number:

    8390:10

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 120, box A

Physical description

A drawing of the side of a silver plateau, Full size 48 x 242, Freeze showing dolphins and rosettes.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1805

Artist/maker

Jean-Jacques Boileau, active 1787 and died after 1851 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash. On wove paper. Laid down on card.

Dimensions

Height: 85 mm, Width: 278 mm

Object history note

This design contains decorative elements of classical inspiration that Jean Jacques Boileau often combines in designs for silver.
This and the other drawings by J. J. Boileau and his school were probably in the collection of A. C. Pugin and sold at Mr Wheatley’s rooms,4th June 1843, lot 469, Boileau’s (J.) “Series of drawings appropriated to the gold and silversmiths”, bought by Williams for 3 shillings.

Descriptive line

Design for the side of a silver plateau, by Jean Jacques Boileau (active 1787 and died after 1851) c. 1800

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

Snodin, Connoisseur, J. J. Boileau A Forgotten Designer of Silver, page 124 to 133.
S. Jervis, Penguin Dictionary of Design and Designers, Penguin Books 1984

Materials

Pen and watercolour

Subjects depicted

Dining; Bacchus; Mask

Categories

Silver; Designs; English; Drawings; Silver Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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