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Frontispiece for a History of Peter the Great

Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbierca. 1780

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

A genius holds a crown over the medallion, the inside of which is cut out and replaced by the print; it stands on top of the support, most of which is covered by a cloth; attributes referring to Peter's activities lie upon or before, or lean against, the support; ruled borders in pen and black ink, gold leaf.

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