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Diuerses Ornemens & Masque

Print
1676 (Published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This print was designed by Georges Charmeton and forms part of a set of ornament prints, published in 1676. Charmeton was a painter, but is better known for his ornament designs for panels, vases, corners and ceilings, in the style of Louis XIV.

This mask design is suitable for woodcarving, silver, ironwork and other materials. Baroque style, popular in Europe from the 17th to the mid 18th century, was characterised by dramatic, ornate and curving forms, often inspired by nature. Prints like these were produced as examples for artisans and craftsmen to copy from, and they were important in spreading the influence of decorative styles.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching
Brief Description
George Charmeton. 1 of 5 plates from a suite of 6 designs for masques entitled 'Diuerses Ornemens & Masque'. French, 1676.
Physical Description
Plate 6.
Dimensions
  • Cut to height: 21.3cm
  • Cut to width: 15.4cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Lettered in the lower left of the plate: 'G. Charmeton In.'
  • Numbered 'VI' in the lower centre of the plate.
  • Lettered in the lower right of the plate: 'N. Robert Scul. et ex. c. p. r.'
Object history
One of a series of baroque designs for masks, suitable for woodcarving, silver, ironwork and many other materials.
Production
From a set entitled Diverses Ornemens & Masque(sic)
Subjects depicted
Summary
This print was designed by Georges Charmeton and forms part of a set of ornament prints, published in 1676. Charmeton was a painter, but is better known for his ornament designs for panels, vases, corners and ceilings, in the style of Louis XIV.



This mask design is suitable for woodcarving, silver, ironwork and other materials. Baroque style, popular in Europe from the 17th to the mid 18th century, was characterised by dramatic, ornate and curving forms, often inspired by nature. Prints like these were produced as examples for artisans and craftsmen to copy from, and they were important in spreading the influence of decorative styles.
Bibliographic References
  • Guilmard, D., Les Maîtres Ornemanistes, Paris, 1880-1881, p.67, 1 (9).
  • (Berlin II) Berlin Staatlich Museen., Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1936-39, 325.1.5.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1173-1923

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record createdMay 17, 2005
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