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Man seated cross-legged and a fantasic snake with bird-like features

A New Book of Chinese Ornaments, plate 5

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 x 27 cm (16 9/16 x 10 5/8 in.) Sheet: 46 x 28.8 cm (18 1/8 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1260.5

Medium or Technique

Hand-colored etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Plate 5 from A New Book of Chinese Ornaments. Invented & Engraved by J. Pillement 1755.

Etching colored with brush and tranparent watercolor

Inscription

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

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

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund