Subject Area

Art History/Criticism/Conservation


A Mixture of Prints Representing the Events that Happened in 1713 is a print about style, printmaking, and history. I will utilize popular trompe-l’oeil works both from Great Britain and the Netherlands to reconnect this work with its stylistic brethren. Through analyzing the selfreferential letters and depictions of different printed media, I will illustrate how this print is both part of and about the Paris print market of 1713. Finally, I will reconnect the events depicted in the work to the War of the Spanish Succession as a primary source depicting the French perspective of the war. This work is a testament of its time as it details popular culture, economic adventures, and political and military achievements within the French nation in 1713.

Degree Date

Fall 5-10-2024

Document Type


Degree Name



Art History


Amy Freund

Second Advisor

Elizabeth Eager

Third Advisor

Adam Jasienski


This work would not have been possible without my wonderful mentor Dr. Amy Freund whose knowledge and skill guided me through this process. I would also like to thank the entire Art History department for their aid throughout my time at Southern Methodist University.

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