Man standing on left foot, holding frame with a cat-like animal; above is a fantastic bird-like creature

A New Book of Chinese Ornaments

1755
Designed and engraved by Jean-Baptiste Pillement (French, 1728–1808), Printer and Publisher Robert Sayer (English, 1725–1794)


Catalogue Raisonné

Riotor [1930], vol. 2, cf. pl. 62

Dimensions

Platemark: 42.5 x 27 cm (16 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.) Sheet: 45.5 x 29.2 cm (17 15/16 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.1260.6

Medium or Technique

Hand-colored etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Plate 6 from A New Book of Chinese Ornaments. Invented & Engraved by J. Pillement 1755.

Inscription

Bottom: London Printed for Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street

L.r.: J. Pillement, inv. & Sculp

U.r.: 6

Provenance

G. Mathias; from whom purchased by MFA, July 1930.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund