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Bound Print, Quarter of a Ceiling, Livre de Plafonds (Book of Ceilings), 1740

This is a Bound print. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and engraved by Franz Xaver Andreas Jungwierth. It is dated 1740 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is engraving on white laid 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

28 × 38.8 cm (11 × 15 1/4 in.) Platemark: 25.5 × 31.5 cm (10 1/16 × 12 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Printed in plate, upper center: F. de Cuvillies In. et del. / F. X. Jungwirth sc. Mon.

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, upper center: Cum Privil. S. C. Maj.

Cite this object as

Bound Print, Quarter of a Ceiling, Livre de Plafonds (Book of Ceilings), 1740; Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; engraving on white laid paper; 28 × 38.8 cm (11 × 15 1/4 in.) Platemark: 25.5 × 31.5 cm (10 1/16 × 12 3/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-282-11

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