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Bound Print, Wall with Double Door and Overdoor Painting, Livre de Lambris (Book of Wainscoting)

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 18th century and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is 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

Platemark: 34.5 × 23.6 cm (13 9/16 × 9 5/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in plate, lower left: F. de. Cuvilliés. In. et. del.; lower right: CA. de Lespilliez. sc.; inscribed in graphite, upper right: 37

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, upper center: Livre de Lambris Nouvellement inventé par François de Cuvilliés Conseiller Gentilhomme de Bouche, ét Architecte de leurs A. S. E. de / Baviere ét de Cologne.; lower center: Déssein d'une partie de Lambris, oû le paneau A. placé entre deux portes, fait le milieü de cette / décoration, le pilastre B. étant suposé étre repeté de lautre Coté opposé.; lower center: C. P. S. C. M.; upper right: No. 25.

Cite this object as

Bound Print, Wall with Double Door and Overdoor Painting, Livre de Lambris (Book of Wainscoting); Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; engraving on paper; Platemark: 34.5 × 23.6 cm (13 9/16 × 9 5/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-282-38

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