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Print - Fifth Book of Ornament useful for all manner of furniture and other things
  • Fifth Book of Ornament useful for all manner of furniture and other things
    de la Cour, William
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Fifth Book of Ornament useful for all manner of furniture and other things

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (first published)

  • Date:

    1743 (first published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    de la Cour, William (designer)
    White, Robert, born 1645 - died 1703 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching

  • Museum number:

    E.240-1892

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 52

Physical description

Seven designs for chairs and one table design arranged in two horizontal lines with four designs on the top and four on the bottom. Each chair has a symmetrical pattern on the back but different feet.

Place of Origin

London (first published)

Date

1743 (first published)

Artist/maker

de la Cour, William (designer)
White, Robert, born 1645 - died 1703 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

etching

Marks and inscriptions

"De L Cour. inv.t"
lower left

"Accord.g to Act of Parl.t"
lower middle

"R. White sculp."
lower right

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm, Width: 27.8 cm

Descriptive line

William de la Cour (after), 1 plate from the Fifth Book of Ornament, engraved by R. White, London, 1743

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

Griffiths, Antony, and Robert A. Gerard. The Print in Stuart Britain, 1603-1689. London: Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press, 1998.
Guilmard, Désiré, Les Maitres Ornemanistes: Écoles Française, Italienne, Allemande et des Pays-Bas (Flamande et Hollandaise), Paris, E Pron et Cie, 1801.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Cherub head; Table; Acanthus; Flower; Strapwork; Chair

Categories

Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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