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Neptune ou la maitrise du mer (Neptune or the Mastery of the Sea)

Petitpierre et Cie, 1770 – 18481795

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Two fragments of valence (b is pieced). Copper plate print in red. Design known as "Neptune on L'Empire des Mers". Shows various detached scenes: a tall lighthouse, a European and three Indians under a palm tree; A) shows Neptune (minus head) being pulled through sea on chariot by horses. Neptune's head is found on B. A and B together make one repeat (see photograph). Also shown is a chinoiserie pavilion.

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