Bound Volume, "Frontispiece for Book 4, in Eight books of Ornament", 1741–47 Engravings on white laid paper, bound in half-calf and marbled boards. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council. 1962-126-1.
What is this?
First book (dedicated to Lord Middlesex): title page and six plates, dated 1741, of rocaille cartouches; second book (dedicated to the Earl of Holderness): title page and five rocaille motifs, dated 1742; third book (dedicated to the Duke of Rutland): title page and six plates of cartouches, dated 1743; fifth book; title page and fourteen plates (one bound upside down) of furniture, dated 1743; sixth and seventh books: title pages (half-size) and fourteen plates of cartouches, undated; eighth book: title page and six plates of jewelery, dated 1747.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008, Friday, March 07, 2008 - Sunday, July 06, 2008