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Bound Print, Wall Niche with Fountain, Desseins de Lambris (Wainscoting Designs)

This is a bound print. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and engraved by Carl Albert von Lespilliez and published by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and Nicolas Jean Baptiste de Poilly. 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.

It is signed

Printed in plate, lower right: Gravé par C. A. de Lespilliez

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, upper center: 16. em Livre. / C. P. S. C. M. / Desseins de Lambris Nouvellement inventés par le Sr. de Cuvilliés premier Architecte de S. A. S. E. de Baviere; upper right: Q; lower right: Cette decoration pouroit servir pour une Salle a manger, / les Paneaux marquez A. et B. sont variez. / 1; lower center: Se vent a Paris chez le Sr. Poilly rue St. Iacques, a L'image St. Benoit, Avec Privilege du Roy, et chez lauteur.; inscribed in graphite, upper right: 65

Cite this object as

Bound Print, Wall Niche with Fountain, Desseins de Lambris (Wainscoting Designs); Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; engraving on paper; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-282-66

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