Design for a Fireplace

Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, with framing lines in gold paint | 35.2 x 23.8cm | 1633 or after

Anonymous, French, 17th century

This drawing reproduces a fireplace published in a print series by Melchior II Tavernier (French, Antwerp 1595-1665 Paris) in 1633. Eight years earlier, Tavernier had hired a young artist called Jean Barbet to record some of the latest novelties in i...
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