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Print, Cartouche and Fountain with Venus and Amor

This is a Print. It was designed by Pierre-Edmé Babel and engraved by Pierre-Edmé Babel and published by Jacques Chéreau. It is dated 1738 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 34.4 x 22.6 cm (13 9/16 x 8 7/8 in.) Platemark: 28.4 x 19.3 cm (11 3/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Top right: 4 Bottom left: Babel delineavit et Sculpsit Bottom center: A Paris chez Jacques Chereau rue St. Jacques au grand St. Remy Bottom right: Avec Privilege du Roi

Cite this object as

Print, Cartouche and Fountain with Venus and Amor; Designed by Pierre Edme Babel (French, ca. 1720-1775); France; engraving on off-white laid paper; Sheet: 34.4 x 22.6 cm (13 9/16 x 8 7/8 in.) Platemark: 28.4 x 19.3 cm (11 3/16 x 7 5/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-231-5

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