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Chimney with a Bacchanal over the Mantle from 'Grandes Cheminée'

Artist and engraver:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Publisher:
Jean I Leblond (French, ca. 1590–1666 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1644–66
Medium:
etching [2nd edition]
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 15/16 × 8 7/16 in. (27.8 × 21.5 cm) [cropped partly within plate mark]
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.600.83(2)
Not on view
Design for a chimney characterized by double terms on either side. Over the mantel an octagonal panel with a Bacchanal has been placed. The panel is surrounded by four ignudi holding up a heavy garland.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: 'le potre fe / cum priv.'; 'le Blond / excudit'
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living in Style: Five Centuries of Interior Design from the Collection of Drawings and Prints," June 17, 2013–September 9, 2013.

IFF 12 (1999), nr. 1442
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