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Bound Print, Wall with Painting and Chimneypiece, Livre de Lambris (Book of Wainscoting)

This is a bound print. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and published by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and engraved by Carl Albert von Lespilliez. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 34.5 × 24.2 cm (13 9/16 × 9 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Printed in plate, within border at lower left: F. de. Cuvilliés. In.; lower right: CA. de. Lespilliez. sc.

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, lower center: Dessein pour une gallerie, qui ést suposée beaucoup plus Elevée qu'une chambre ordinaire, la cheminée fait le milieu de Cette / décoration, les grands, ét petits Tableaux, se repeteroient alternativement.; within border above inscription: C. P. S. C. M.; inscribed in graphite, upper right: 38

Cite this object as

Bound Print, Wall with Painting and Chimneypiece, Livre de Lambris (Book of Wainscoting); Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; engraving on paper; Platemark: 34.5 × 24.2 cm (13 9/16 × 9 1/2 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-282-39

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