French Bell Prints - Denis Diderot
French Bell Prints
from Denis Diderot's Encyclopedia
(France, c. 1770s)
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These detailed prints are from an encyclopedia of sciences, arts and mechanics   - Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des métiers et des arts (Encyclopedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of Science, Arts and the Trades).   Edited by the French philosopher Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Jean Le Rond d'Alembert and published between 1751 and 1772, the encyclopedia comprised aver 2000 detailed plates depicting artistic, scientific and technical achievements.

The prints shown here portray the steps in manufacturing Bells including the preparation of the Mold, plans for the Furnace to cast the Bell, and the construction of Belfry tower.

We include with each print a copy of the accompanying encyclopedia text (in French) with a description of the plate.


Price per print: Print Only:  $75
Matting Charge:  $30
Framing & Matting Charge:  $145
Dimensions: Print Only:  9-1/2 x 14 inches
Matted:  16 x 20 inches
Type of print: Original engraving
Year: c. 1770s
Other details: Includes copy of accompanying text pages

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French Bell Print (No. 61230002)
Plate 2
Making the Bell mold
French Bell Print (No. 61230003)
Plate 3
Steps in making the Bell
French Bell Print (No. 61230004)
Plate 4
Plan and elevation of the Furnace

French Bell Print (No. 61230005)
Plate 5
Cross section of the Furnace
French Bell Print (No. 61230006)
Plate 6
Pouring the Bell mold
French Bell Print (No. 61230007)
Plate 7
Suspension of Bells in the Belfry tower

French Bell Print (No. 61230008)
Plate 8
Plan for the Belfry