Vue du fond de la grotte de Versailles

Translated Print Title: 
[View of the Back of the Grotto of Versailles]
Series/Book Title: 
Description de la grotte de Versailles, oder, Beschreibung der Grotten zu Versailles

This book by the German printmaker and publisher Johann Ulrich Krauss contains reduced and reversed but otherwise faithful copies of the Grotto engravings made in France. The original French and Latin texts are supplemented by German translations. Krauss and his wife, the engraver Johanna Sibylla Küsel (ca. 1650–1717), produced several such sets of prints, which helped diffuse the French style of ornament throughout Germany and eastern Europe.

Barr Ferree Collection, Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology.