This and 149 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Album, Album of Prints: Designs by François de Cuvilliés as well as other German Artists.

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Print (Germany)

This is a Print. It was designed by Franz Ignaz Oefele and print maker: Franz Ignaz Oefele. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching and engraving on off-white laid 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

Lettered lower center, in plate: F. Ig. Oefele. Inv. et fecit.

It is inscribed

Printed lower center, in plate: Artis Principium non derivatur ab arte . / Picturae vitam mobilis umbra dedit . / Migrandi causam dilectus pandit amicae . / Itur in amplexus, oscula mille calent . / Viderat, et vifa dilecti palluit umbra . / Ad muro inscriptam corde, antis que tenet . / Umbra dedit famam, pictoribus umbra coronam . / Haec certe multum liminis umbra fovet .; Inscribed in graphite, lower center, in margin: 120

Cite this object as

Print (Germany); Designed by Franz Ignaz Oefele (German, 1721–1797); etching and engraving on off-white laid paper; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-285-121

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