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Détails Des Plus Intéressantes Parties D'Architecture De La Basilique De St. Pierre De Rome, Levés Et Dessinés Sur Le Lieu; Par Gabriel-Martin Dumont, Professeur D'Architecture, Membre Des Académies de Rome, Florence Et Bologne.

Gabriel Pierre Martin Dumont

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2544

Author

Variant Title

Elevations, Coupes Et Profils Entiers De La Basilique De St. Pierre Du Vatican

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez L'Auteur, rue S. Médéric, à l'Hôtel de Jabach; Et Madame Chereau, aux deux Piliers d'or, rue S. Jacques., M.DCC.LXIII. Avec Privilége Du Roi.

Physical Description

[6] p., [16], 14, 70 pl.; 550 mm.

General Note

The two sequences of numbered plates are numbered top right 1-14 and 1-70. The unnumbered plates include leaves of engraved text. The sequence of numbered and unnumbered plates is as follows: Unnumbered portrait - Unnumbered leaf of engr. text. (with a headpiece numbered 2 bottom right) - Plate 1.(= add. engr. t.pl.) (also numbered 'No.1' top left) - Pl. 2 - Two unnumbered pl. - Pl. 3 - Three unnumbered pl. - Plates 4-14 - Three unnumbered pl. - Two unnumbered leaves of engr. text - Pl. 1 (Also numbered 'No. 2' top left) - Plates 2-70 - Two unnumbered pl. - Two unnumbered leaves of engr. text.

Contents

[T.p., port., dedic.] - Exposé Des Études Du Sieur Dumont Sur La Basilique De Saint Pierre De Rome - [Engr. text with headpiece, 'S. Pietro'] - [Pl. 1 = Add. engr. t.pl., 'Les Élevations, Coupes Et Profils Entiers De La Basilique De St. Pierre ... par le Sr. Dumont ...'(n.d.)] - [Pl. 2-14 interspersed with 5 unnumbered pl.] - [3 unnumbered pl.] - [Engr. text, 'Paralelle des Mesures et Dimensions des Eglises ...'] - [Engr. text, 'Extrait Des Registres De L'Academie Royale D'Architecture ... 1764' (1765)] - [Pl. 1 = engr. text, 'Les Principales Mesures De L'Eglise De St. Pierre De Rome'] - [Pl. 2-70] - [Engr. text, 'Extrait Des Registres De L'Academie Royale D'Architecture ... 1763'] - [Engr. text, 'Extrait Des Registres des délibérations de la Compagnie de Mrs. les Architectes ... 1766'].

Responsibility Note

In the first sequence of numbered plates (1-14), all except pl. 2 are signed - as drawn by Dumont and engraved by Bichard, Poulleau or L.G. Taraval. In the second sequence (pl. 1-70) all are signed as drawn by Dumont except nos. 50, 58, 68; and most are signed by engravers - Charpentier, Loyer or Poulleau. Two of them name Dumont as publisher (nos. 2, 58). Among the unnumbered plates, the portrait is signed as drawn by Kucharski and engraved by Baron (it is also signed 'J.M. moreau Le j. s'); the headpiece of the engraved text 'S. Pietro' is unsigned; most others (apart from those which carry only engraved text) are signed as drawn by Dumont and engraved by G. Taraval, Sellier, Michilinet / Michelinot, Charpentier. The dedication headpiece is signed as made by PP Choffard. The work is dedicated by Dumont to the Marquis de Marigny.

References

RIBA, Early printed books, 1 (1994), no. 937, p.523-4.

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1763 is carried by the title page, but the 'Extrait Des Registres des délibérations' carries the date of 1766. The work appears to have been published in parts. The added engraved title reads: 'Les Élevations, Coupes Et Profils Entiers De La Basilique De St. Pierre Du Vatican A Rome, Pour Servir de 1ere. Partie aux Détails cottés, mesurés sur le lieu, examinés, approuvés par l'Académie Royale d'Architecture. Dédiés A M. Le Marquis De Marigny. Le tout mis a jour par le Sr. Dumont ... Et Se Trouve A Paris Chez l'Auteur ... la Veuve Chereau ... Mrs. Jourdain, Pere et fils ...' (n.d.). The portrait shows 'Gab. Pi. Martin Dumont'. Both sequences of numbered plates shows plans, elevations and architectural details of St. Peter's and its piazza. The unnumbered plates show details of the church, the towers of S. Agnese, scale comparisons of St. Peter's and other churches, and the last two show a Parc and Bosquet planted according to the plan of St Peter's. The architects whose work is shown are indicated in the signatures or captions of many plates - Borromini, Bernin, Michel-Ange, Charles Maderne, Vignole and De Zzubail (i.e. Zabaglia?).

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled-papered boards; rebacked and recornered in 20th century, brown morocco spine-label lettered, 'Archit De S.P. De Rome Tom I'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano - Architecture, Italian - Churches - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - History - 16th century - 17th century - Renaissance - Baroque
Art history - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors