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A New Book of Chinese Designs Calculated to Improve the present Taste etc.

Print
1754 (Published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Engraving, of chinoiserie design, bound in a volume of maroon-coloured leather, tooled with gold.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
etching and engraving
Brief Description
Matthias Darly and George Edwards, 1 of 116 plates, including title plate and index, from A New Book of Chinese Designs Calculated to Improve the present Taste etc. London, 1754.
Physical Description
Engraving, of chinoiserie design, bound in a volume of maroon-coloured leather, tooled with gold.
Dimensions
  • Average size, to plate mark height: 19.5cm
  • Width: 25.2cm
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Lambert, S. (ed.), Pattern and Design: Designs for the Decorative Arts, 1480–1980 (London, 1983), p. 20, 1.7.a.
  • Lambert, Susan (ed.) Pattern & Design: Designs for the Decorative Arts 1480-1980 London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983
  • Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, p. 519, n. 21.
Collection
Accession Number
E.6585-1905

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