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Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Text of Shakespeare's Plays
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Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Text of Shakespeare's Plays


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Description This intricate style of binding from the 16th and 17th centuries, composed of a central oval surrounded by dense gold tooling, is known as the "fanfare" style. The binding, created by Léon Gruel, is an exact copy of the binding of Le Nouveau Testament de Nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ (Walters 92.182). Gruel was proficient at binding in antiquarian styles, but he also branched out in modern directions.
Exhibitions
  • Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1931

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Period
1916
Medium
ink on paper bound between boards covered with goatskin and gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
92.1269
Measurements
H: 9 3/16 × W: 6 3/16 × D: 1 in. (23.34 × 15.72 × 2.6 cm)
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Not On View

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