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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Neuw Grottessken Buch[1] (A New Book of Grotesques) (Nürnberg, 1610) is a book of engravings by Christoph Jamnitzer. The book consists of about sixty engravings. Recurring motifs are "lanscapes populated by putti" and "near-abstract ornamental patterns" (GN).

The collections consists of “60 folios with panels, goldsmith ornaments, ornaments in the auricular style and scrollwork ornaments, putti, erotic drawings and monstrous forms. Because of the wide variety of designs it contains, the volume enjoyed great popularity among craftspersons of the time.”[2]

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