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Plate Six, from Book of Ornament

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.




Simon Gribelin II
French, 1661-1733

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Simon Gribelin II’s charming set of 12 engravings makes up a book of ornament patterns that could be copied by artists and perused by enthusiasts. The detailed images in the New Book of Ornament Useful to All Artists alternate between sinuous frames with historical and mythological cartouches and more schematic images in the shape of medallions, decorative bands, and jewelry.


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Simon Gribelin, II


Plate Six, from Book of Ornament


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1704


Engraving on paper


Image/plate: 13.2 × 21.3 cm (5 1/4 × 8 7/16 in.); Sheet: 23.3 × 29.6 cm (9 3/16 × 11 11/16 in.)

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Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

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