New Suite of Portfolios of Flowers Ideal to Use for Designing and Painting: Floral Fantasies

New Suite of Portfolios of Flowers Ideal to Use for Designing and Painting: Floral Fantasies

c. 1796

Anne Allen

(British)

after Jean Baptiste Pillement

(French, 1728-1808)

Color etching

Platemark: 19.6 x 14 cm (7 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 1968.39

Catalogue raisonné: Roux: Inventaire du Fonds Français; graveurs du XVIIIe siecle, Vol. I, p. 152, 2

Description

As a painter and decorative artist,Jean Baptiste Pillement ornamented a broad range of objects including ceramics, textiles, and other household objects. He employed several printmakers to copy his designs that were then disseminated throughout Europe. The best of the printmakers, Anne Allen, colored the etched plate à la poupée. Instead of making a plate for each color, a single plate is selectively inked in different colors using stumps of rags, known as dolls (poupée in French), so that the complete design is printed at one time.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Color etching
Credit line: 
James Parmelee Fund

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