263. [French]

4 Ornament prints.

16th c

Etchings, 11 x 9,5 cm (plate mark), laid paper, wide margins, unsigned, numbered in pl.

Stuck on paper by upper edge.

Very rare late 16th-century ornament prints with designs for portals and decorative hangers composed from mythological creatures such as centaurs, mermaids and dolphins. Stylistically related to similar designs by the famous French architect and designer Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau (1515-1585) or the school of Fontainebleau. Part of a larger series, nos. 3-6.
Joined
: 5 small ornament prints with floral motives, approx. 9 x 4 cm., glued on mod. paper, French, 17th c. (6 pcs)

€ 150 / 200

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