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This and 96 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Album, Livre de Cartouches à divers usages (Book of Cartouches for Different Uses) .

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Bound Print, Two Quarters of a Ceiling, Nouveau Livre de Plafonds (New Book of Ceilings), 1740–68

This is a bound print. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and published by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and engraved by Carl Albert von Lespilliez. It is dated 1740–68 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching and engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

18.2 × 26.5 cm (7 3/16 × 10 7/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in plate, lower left: F. de Cuvillies. In.; lower right: C. A. de L'Espilliez Sc.

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, lower center: Cum. Pr. S.C.M.; upper center left: Quart d’un Plafond:; upper center right: Autre. Quart diferend.

Cite this object as

Bound Print, Two Quarters of a Ceiling, Nouveau Livre de Plafonds (New Book of Ceilings), 1740–68; Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; etching and engraving on paper; 18.2 × 26.5 cm (7 3/16 × 10 7/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-281-72

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