# 3 from " Livre second essais de Gravjre " Second book of Engraved Designs

c. 1703
Location: not on view
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This etching is from a set of prints showcasing decorative patterns by Bourdon. The title page for the set explains that the designs are “useful for clockmakers, goldsmiths, chiselers, engravers and other people.” These craftsmen who made ornamented objects sometimes consulted printed designs for inspiration. However, pattern prints similar to Bourdon’s also catered to aristocrats and wealthy professionals who pursued knowledge about artists and current styles.
# 3 from " Livre second essais de Gravjre "
Second book of Engraved Designs

# 3 from " Livre second essais de Gravjre " Second book of Engraved Designs

c. 1703

Pierre Bourdon

(French)
France, 18th century

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