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Engraving, Plate II of "Travail et emploi du coton" from Diderot's Encyclopedia, Vol. I, 1762

This is a engraving. It was created by Robert Bénard. It is dated 1762 and we acquired it in 1964. Its medium is printed black ink on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Transfer from the Cooper Union Museum Library.

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Its dimensions are

38.1 x 24.4 cm (15 in. x 9 5/8 in.) Platemark: 35.4 x 22.3 cm (13 15/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Printed in black ink, lower right: Bernard fecit.

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower margin: OEconomie Rustique, coton.

Cite this object as

Engraving, Plate II of "Travail et emploi du coton" from Diderot's Encyclopedia, Vol. I, 1762; Created by Robert Bénard ; France; printed black ink on white paper; 38.1 x 24.4 cm (15 in. x 9 5/8 in.) Platemark: 35.4 x 22.3 cm (13 15/16 x 8 3/4 in.); Transfer from the Cooper Union Museum Library; 1964-26-11

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