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

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (Published)

  • Date:

    1754 (Published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Matthias Darly (Designer)
    Matthias Darly (Printmaker)
    Edwards, George, born 1694 - died 1773 (Designer)
    Edwards, George, born 1694 - died 1773 (Printmaker)
    Matthias Darly (Publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching and engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.6543-1905

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 93, shelf C, box 141

Physical description

Engraving published in a book with others bound in leather, Chinese 19th century design.

Place of Origin

London (Published)

Date

1754 (Published)

Artist/maker

Matthias Darly (Designer)
Matthias Darly (Printmaker)
Edwards, George, born 1694 - died 1773 (Designer)
Edwards, George, born 1694 - died 1773 (Printmaker)
Matthias Darly (Publisher)

Materials and Techniques

etching and engraving

Dimensions

Height: 19.5 cm Average size, to plate mark, Width: 25.2 cm

Descriptive line

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.

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

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

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Chinese; Book; Engraving; Design

Categories

Prints; Books

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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