Nicolas de Larmessin II / Fanciful Costumes: Costume of the Fireworks Maker / c. 1690Nicolas de Larmessin II
Fanciful Costumes: Costume of the Fireworks Maker
c. 1690

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Creator Name: Larmessin II, Nicolas de
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1638 - 1694
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Nicolas de Larmessin II
Title: Fanciful Costumes: Costume of the Fireworks Maker
Title Type: Primary
Title: Costumes Grostesques: Habit d' Artifice
Title Type: Foreign
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1685
Creation End Date: 1695
Creation Date: c. 1690
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Print
Materials and Techniques: etching and engraving
Dimensions: Sheet: 31.6cm x 21.5cm, Platemark: 28.3cm x 19.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2001.14
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund

These two prints are from a series of about 70 fanciful portrayals of various trades and skills. The astrologer is decorated with the twelve astrological signs arranged in order, while the helmet of the fireworks maker appears to spray its own tuft of pyrotechnics into the sky. The astrologer also stands before a building labeled as an observatory, a telescope on its roof, and the costume of the fireworks maker resembles protective armor.

Link to Work: CMA_.2001.13
AMICA ID: CMA_.2001.14
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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