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1937

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Guimard Printing Plate , Printing Plate for Business Cards of Hector Guimard

This is a Guimard printing plate . It was designed by Hector Guimard and made for Hector Guimard. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 2003. Its medium is copper printing plate with black ink residue. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Unknown donor: found in Collection. It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

Its dimensions are

6.4 × 10.4 cm (2 1/2 × 4 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Engraved on face of plate in reverse, center: HECTOR GUIMARD / ANCIEN PROFESSEUR À L'ECOLE NATIONALE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS / ANCIEN VICE-PRÉSIDENT DE LA STÉ DES ARTISTES DÉCORATEURS / ANCIEN VICE-PRÉSIDENT DE LA STÉ DES ARCHITECTES MODERNES; lower right: 18, Rue Henri Heine.16.p

Cite this object as

Guimard Printing Plate , Printing Plate for Business Cards of Hector Guimard; Designed by Hector Guimard (French, 1867–1942); copper printing plate with black ink residue; 6.4 × 10.4 cm (2 1/2 × 4 1/8 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 2003-1-1-a

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