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  • Description

    A complete set of twelve ornament prints, Dutch copies in reverse after Jean Toutin, each one of them representing a design in blackwork with pea pods, accompanied with a small scene involving figures. c.1620/60 Engraving

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  • Date

    • 1620-1660
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 105 millimetres (average)
    • Width: 78 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Numbered on plate; title-page lettered with publication detail.
  • Curator's comments

    A new edition of a set of copies originally made and published by Jakob von der Heyden in Strasburg, after various ornament prints coming from two series, both of them designed, engraved an published by Jean Toutin in Châteaudin, 1618/19; Frederick de Wit, the publisher of the present set, republished numerous series of ornament prints at the end of the 1650's.


  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 157 bibliographic details
    • Fuhring 553-561a bibliographic details
    • Berlin 792(1) (copy) bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XVIIc Mounted Roy

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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