Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.



  • Date:

    ca. 1740

  • Artist/Maker:

    Heckel, Augustin, born 1690 - died 1770 (artist)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 21

Physical description

Design for a cartouche with an acanthus leaf architechtonic frame surmounted by vases and supported by a caryatid in the form of a winged putto. On the back are six small sketches for trophies.


ca. 1740


Heckel, Augustin, born 1690 - died 1770 (artist)


Width: 12.3 cm, Length: 15.1 cm

Descriptive line

Design for a cartouche by Augustin Heckel.

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

Michael Snodin, 'Style Sources', Print Quarterly, September 1998, pp.302-304

Labels and date

The cartouche is a copy by Heckel, the subscription plate in Gaetano Brunetti's 'Sixty Different Sorts of Ornaments'. 1736-37. On the back are six small sketches for trophies in the manner of the prints of Claude Gillot. Heckel, a famous gold-chaser, used Brunetti's ideas as inspiration for his own work on watches and boxes. []


Pencil; Pen and ink



Subjects depicted

Labels (identifying artifacts); Caryatid

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.