Book, Plate three from The Ladies Amusement, Whole Art of Japanning Made Easy, 1760
This is a Book.
Pillement was an influential designer whose published works were reproduced throughout Europe. His designs for the immensely popular Ladies Amusement: Or, The Whole Art of Japanning Made Easy (1760) show figures on floating terraces arranged incidentally across the page. Their composition is strikingly similar to that of the so-called “grotesque” style at Moustiers. The foreword of the book states that the designs “will be found extremely useful to the porcelaine, and other manufacturers depending on design.”
It is credited
Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D (open, lying down): 3.8 × 67.9 × 21.6 cm (1 1/2 × 26 3/4 × 8 1/2 in.)