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Print, Jupiter, from Grotesques à fond noir, Divinités et Allégories (Grotesques on Black Ground, Divinities and Allegories)

This is a Print. We acquired it in 1945. Its medium is engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Sixteenth-century ornament prints served as inspiration for pottery decorators long into the 18th century. Pouncing, a technique of piercing clay with small dots and rubbing charcoal into the holes to transfer a design, was used in decorations based on print engravings. The fantastic animals and mythological figures in Delaune’s grotesque designs have parallels in the monochrome blue faience nearby.

This object was catalogued by Julia Pastor.

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Print, Jupiter, from Grotesques à fond noir, Divinités et Allégories (Grotesques on Black Ground, Divinities and Allegories); France; engraving on off-white laid paper; 1945-6-3-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Moustier Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection and Fragile Beasts.

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