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Inscription

lower right in plate: J. E. Nilson, inv: Sculps: et excud: Aug: V.; upper right in plate: 4.; across bottom in plate: Dessein d'une Fontaine / orné avec les quatre Elements.; by later hand, upper right in brown ink: 42.

Provenance

(sale, Helmut H. Rumbler, Frankfurt am Main, cat. 23, 1988, no. 59); purchased 1993 by NGA.

Bibliography
1880
Guilmard, Désiré. Les Maitres Ornemanistes. Paris, 1880: p. 444, no. 79, IX.
1924
Jessen, Peter. Meister des ornamentstichs, eine Auswahl aus vier Jahrhunderten. Berlin, 1922-1924: 3:141.
1935
Schuster, Marianne. J.E. Nilson. Munich, 1935, no. 70-73.
1960
Döry, Ludwig. Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung. Hamburg, 1960: p. 21, no. 66, IX.