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Collection Online as of June 14, 2024

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
(British)
(French, 1728–1808)
Platemark: 19.6 x 14 cm (7 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Roux: Inventaire du Fonds Français; graveurs du XVIIIe siecle, Vol. I, p. 152, 2
Location: not on view

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.
  • The Flowering of the Botanical Print. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 26-July 3, 2016).
    Inventive Impressions: 18th- and 19-Century French Prints. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 26-October 28, 2001).
    Highlights of the Rococo: Norweb Ceramics and Related Arts. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 8, 1983-June 3, 1984).
    Year in Review: 1968. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 29-March 9, 1969).
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