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# 7from " Livre second essais de gravjre " Second book of Engraved Designs

# 7from " Livre second essais de gravjre " Second book of Engraved Designs

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Location: not on view

Description

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.
  • Design and Decoration: Ornament Prints. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 7-October 28, 1990).
  • {{cite web|title=# 7from " Livre second essais de gravjre " Second book of Engraved Designs|url=false|author=Pierre Bourdon|year=null|access-date=18 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1963.565