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Print, Design for a Fantastic Fountain

This is a Print. It was print maker: Jean-Laurent Legeay. It is dated ca. 1770 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching on paper, remargined. 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

33.1 × 25.4 cm (13 1/16 in. × 10 in.)

It is inscribed

A cloth is held by two figures on the shaft, with the inscription: "FONTAINE / INVETE / et graues Par Legeay / arch. Et"; "J Legeay / sculp." is written in a medallion at the bottom. Bottom margin: "A Paris chés Huquier rue des Mathurins au coin de celle de Sorbonne." (cf. Guilmard).

Cite this object as

Print, Design for a Fantastic Fountain; Print Maker: Jean-Laurent Legeay (French, ca. 1710–86); France; etching on paper, remargined; 33.1 × 25.4 cm (13 1/16 in. × 10 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-28-1

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