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Ornemens inventez par Jean Bérain

  • Object:

    Engraving

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Published)

  • Date:

    c. 1711 (Published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jean Berain the elder, born 1638 - died 1711 (Designer)
    Thuret, Jacques, born 1669 - died 1738 (Publisher)
    Daigremont, Marguerin (Printmaker)
    Hafner, Johann Christoph, born 1668 - died 1754 (Printmaker)
    Dolívar, Juan, born 1641 (Printmaker)
    Giffart, Pierre, born 1638 - died 1723 (Printmaker)
    Le Pautre, Pierre II the younger (Printmaker)
    Scotin, Gérard Jean-Baptiste, born 1671 - died 1716 (Printmaker)
    Bénard, Jacques-François (Printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.4128-1906

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 93, shelf H, box 99

Physical description

Design for ornament

Place of Origin

Paris (Published)

Date

c. 1711 (Published)

Artist/maker

Jean Berain the elder, born 1638 - died 1711 (Designer)
Thuret, Jacques, born 1669 - died 1738 (Publisher)
Daigremont, Marguerin (Printmaker)
Hafner, Johann Christoph, born 1668 - died 1754 (Printmaker)
Dolívar, Juan, born 1641 (Printmaker)
Giffart, Pierre, born 1638 - died 1723 (Printmaker)
Le Pautre, Pierre II the younger (Printmaker)
Scotin, Gérard Jean-Baptiste, born 1671 - died 1716 (Printmaker)
Bénard, Jacques-François (Printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

engraving

Dimensions

Height: 51.9 cm, Width: 34.7 cm

Object history note

An album with original eighteenth-century gilt-tooled leather binding in which entire sheets and leaves pasted with prints are bound together, engraved by various printmakers after a variety of Bérain's designs, reissued and assembled in a number of albums by his son-in-law, Jacques Thuret, following the artist's death in 1711. The contents and sequence differ slightly with each album. The V&A's does not include the engraved portrait frontispiece found in other examples. Among the suites included can be found designs for interiors; grotesque panels; vases; candelabra; arms and weapons; ironwork; capitals; parterres; trophies and emblems; and suites with lettered titles: 'Desseins de Cheminées'; 'Arcade de la Feuillée'; 'Recueil de Divers Mausolées executées pour la famille Royale de france'.

Descriptive line

Jean Bérain I (after), Album entitled ' Ornemens inventez par Jean Bérain' comprised of 137 plates engraved by various printmakers after designs by Bérain, reissued and assembled by the artist's son-in-law, Jacques Thuret. Paris, in or after 1711.

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

Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, p. 89, 27.
Guilmard mentions the volumes assembled by Thuret, including 'Oeuvres de Jean Berain'

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Ornament prints; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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