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Cartouche for the Academie Catalaunica, made up of frames inscribed with the names of the liberal arts, with the figures of Faith, Ceres, Juno, Minerva and Venus holding various attributes: P.2258-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Cartouche for the Academie Catalaunica, made up of frames inscribed with the names of the liberal arts, with the figures of Faith, Ceres, Juno, Minerva and Venus holding various attributes

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Varin, Charles Nicolas

Entities

Categories

Legal notes

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Production date: AD 1775

School or Style

French

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 391 mm Width 290 mm
Sheet Height 431 mm Width 318 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving
Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MATHE / SIS - POËSIS - HISTO / RIA - PHILOSOPHIA - ELOQUEN / TIA - ARTES INGENUÆ - ŒCONO / MICA
  • Location: Image centre, in seven frames around the blank centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Me beat alma Ceres - hilari / conjuncta Lyceo
  • Location: Image lower left, on a scroll held by Ceres
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: fides Catalauni / intaminatis fulget / honoribus
  • Location: Image lower left, on a plaque held by Faith
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: INSTITUIT - LUDOVICUS XV - STABILIVIT - LUDOVICUS XVI
  • Location: Plate lower centre, around medallion
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: A lyre resting on a caduceus, horn, wreath, pair of compasses and book, with geometrical instruments behind

  • Text: SIGILLUM - ACADEMIAE - CATALAUNICA - M.DCC.LXXV.
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Embossed and glued
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Varin Scu
  • Location: Image lower right, on ribbon
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1775
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: D & C BLAUW
  • Type: Watermark
  • Text: a/u
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2258-1991
Primary reference Number: 95496
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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