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Print Maker:
RenĂ© Boyvin, French, 1525 - 1625  Search this
After:
Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau the Elder, French, ca. 1515 - after 1584  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on off-white laid paper; brush and watercolor, gouache and gold paint, cut out and laid down on tan wove paper
Dimensions:
36.8 x 49.4 cm (14 1/2 x 19 7/16 in.)
Type:
transportation
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
France
Date:
after 1578
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
A royal wagon with circular front and rear suspension is decorated with sphinxes, satyrs and double tailed winged supporters. The carriage is constructed with an open lattice work top allowing for visibility of the two male passengers inside. THe carraige is pulled along be two horses at right above which a front elevation of the suspension element is shown.
A block of text is printed across the top of the sheet.
This version of the print has been cut out and mounted on a thick sheet of tan machine made wove paper. It is hand colored, definitely at a later date possibly 19th century, with opaque watercolor and also thin washes. The text block has been colored to simulate marble and the carriage has been treated with gold paint to suggest gilding. The elaborate strapwork border, or frame around the image has also been painted.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1963-53-1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f54b162e-4b70-404b-a341-818e6268d76c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1963-53-1