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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.

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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 exhibition Fragile Beasts.

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