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Print, Design for a Cartouche with Large and Small Compartments

This is a Print. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and engraved by Karl Albert von Lespilliez and published by Nicolas Jean Baptiste de Poilly. It is dated 1745 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching and engraving on off-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

Platemark: 35.5 x 22.9 cm (14 x 9 in.) Sheet: 44 x 28.6 cm (17 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

On plate, upper center: C.P.S.C.M.; upper right: O; lower left: F. de Cuvillies Inv.: lower center: A Paris chez le Sr. Poilly ruë St. Iacque C.P.R.; lower right: gravé par C.A. Lespilliez/4

Cite this object as

Print, Design for a Cartouche with Large and Small Compartments; Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; etching and engraving on off-white laid paper; Platemark: 35.5 x 22.9 cm (14 x 9 in.) Sheet: 44 x 28.6 cm (17 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-285-75

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