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Rocaille composition combining seashell-like elements and vegetation with mythological figures
Louis XV style.

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Ornamental plate showing a composition in the Rocaille style combining seashell-shaped elements and lush vegetation comprising flowers, vines, and acanthus leaves, with putti and mythological figures.

This book consists of an incomplete series of twenty-six plates (possibly etchings) sorted in no particular order. The inscriptions suggest that these plates were first published in a series of installments and later privately bound into book form. This, at least, would explain why the usual markers of regular book publishing, such as publication date, colophon, etc., are missing. The front flyleaf bears minimal handwritten information, notably the possible year of the binding work: 1841.

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