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Print, Fountain Design, from "Livre nouveau de douze morceaux de fantaisie", ca. 1733

This is a Print. It was designed by Jacques de Lajoüe and engraved by Claude Lucas. It is dated ca. 1733 and we acquired it in 1925. Its medium is etching, engraving on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

Frame: 60.3 x 44.8 x 2.5 cm (23 3/4 x 17 5/8 x 1 in.)

It has the following markings

Monogram of Christ over three nails in heart, encircled by chain

It is inscribed

In plate, at bottom margin: Lajoue Del. FONTAINE Lucas sculp. / avec privelege du Roi

Cite this object as

Print, Fountain Design, from "Livre nouveau de douze morceaux de fantaisie", ca. 1733; Designed by Jacques de Lajoüe (French, 1687–1761); France; etching, engraving on white laid paper; Frame: 60.3 x 44.8 x 2.5 cm (23 3/4 x 17 5/8 x 1 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1925-2-487

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008 and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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