The Old Print Shop

[Monnoyer Floral Arrangement in Classical Vase]

  • ARTIST: Jean Baptiste Monnoyer

  • PUBLISHER: Published by N. de Poilly, Paris.

  • MEDIUM: Etching with engraving, hand colored,

    DATE: c. 1670-80.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 19 x 14 3/8" (481 x 365mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Rare print from Monnoyer's gathered work "Livres de Plusieurs Vases de Fleurs," published 1660. Second state of three, with de Poilly imprint, c. 1670-80. Jean Baptiste perfected the art of painting complex floral arrangements. He decorated the principal royal homes in Paris before traveling to England where he was engaged by Queens Mary II and Anne. His designs served as models for wallpapers, toiles and chintzes into the next century. Even the great Gerard van Spaendonck followed Jean Baptiste's lead in design.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with superb color.

  • REFERENCE: Dunthorne 212.