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Galerie Du Palais Royal Gravée d'après les Tableaux des differentes Ecoles qui la Composent: Avec un abrégé de la Vie des Peintres & une description historique de chaque tableau Par Mr. L'Abbé De Fontenai. Dediée A S.A.S. Monseigneur Le Duc D'Orleans Premier Prince du Sang Par J. Couché Graveur de son Cabinet.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

06/2164

Imprint

A Paris: Chez J. Couché, Graveur, Rue St. Hyacinthe, No. 51. J. Bouillard, Graveur, Rue St. Thomas du Louvre, No. 23., M. DCC. LXXXVI. (- 1808.) Avec Privilege Du Roi.

Physical Description

3 vols.; 500 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: [2], 4, [6] p., t.pl., engr. dedic., [130] pl. - Vol.II: [4] p., [143] pl. - Vol. III: [4]p., [81] pl.

Contents

Vol. I: [Half-t., t.pl., engr. dedic.] - Notice Historique Sur La Galerie Du Palais Royal - Table De La Galerie Du Palais Royal ... Tome I.(-III.) - [Plates]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Plates] - Vol. III: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The 'Notice Historique' of Volume I is signed as by Croze-Magnan. The plates are signed with the names of the source-artists, draughtsmen (L. Beaudoin [or Baudouin], Borel, Veyrene, Jourdain, Vandenberg [also as Vendenberg or Vandenberghe], J. Couché, J.B. Wicar, Mancest, Berseneff, J. Mathieu, Duvivier, Fuessli [or Fuzelli], B.L. Prevost, Grangeret, Malbeste, Martini, Rosemberg, Gareau, Duplessis Bertaux), and many etchers or engravers - Massard père, A. Romanet, Marchand, Bertaux, D.P. Berteaux, Duplessis Berthauld, P.G.A. Beljambe, Cathelin, Glairon Mondet, Ph. Trier[r]e, N. Le Mire, Baquoy, Couché fils, Lienard, J. Bouill[i]ard, Henri Guttemberg [also as Guttenberg], J.J.J. Huber, Morel, Lerouge, R.V. Massard, R.U. Massard, [P.] Robt. De Launay le jeune, Patas, J.L. Delignon, Ovide Michel, J.B. Racine, Hubert, Alix, Leybold, Simonet, C. Guerin, G.H. Le Villain, F. Dequevauviller, Jn. Michaut, W. Ketterlinus, G. Michau, Suderoff, François Guibert, Charles Le Vasseur, J. Mathieu, J.B. Tilliard, Gareau, Viel [or Viet?], Louis Michel Halbou, Bovinet, Copia, Du Parc, Godefroy fils, Le Cerf, Colinet, Langlois le Je., R. Delvaux, B.A. Nicol[l]et, N.F. Maviez, Guerin, Dennet, Henriquez, Berseneff, Foseilleux, Migé, Morace, Duclos, De Longueil[le], J. Aliamet, Schlotterbeck, Maleuvre, Tessier, Benoist, Alex. Massard, Lorieux, Debuigne, L. Croutelle, B.L. Prevost, J. Michault, Danzel, Moitte, Macret, Aug. de S. Aubin, J.A. Pierron, Marais, Pauquet, N. Ponce, C.N. Varin, Carl. Guttemberg, Pil[l]ement, Pre. Alexre. Tardieu, Dambrun, Godefroy, Lorieux, Bosq, L. Gar[r]eau, Voisand, Michon, Jourdan, Niquet, Desaulx, Giraud l'ainé, Ingouf, Voyer, Goumaz, J.S. Klauber, C.E. Gaucher, Blot, Lambert, Lafitte. The dedication-plate of Volume I is signed as drawn by P.P. Choffard and engraved by H. Guttenberg. The title-plate of Vol. I is signed as scripted by L. Aubert, and the dedication as scripted by Ml. Niquet. Several of the engraved texts accompanying the plates are signed as scripted by 'Ml. Niquet', 'Mle. Niquet', 'Niquet femme L'Epine' or 'Fme. L'Epine'. The printer is named on the half-title versos: 'Imprimerie De H. Perronneau'.

References

On the disposal of the collection see F. Herrmann, The English As Collectors A Documentary Sourcebook (1999), p.133-45; W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting (1824); A Catalogue of the Orleans Italian pictures which will be exhibited for sale (1798); The Orleans Gallery now exhibiting (1793).

Summary Note

The publication-dates of the three volumes are given on their title-plate/pages as: Volume I, 1786 (with one pl. carrying the date 1790, another 1806, and the 'Notice Historique' referring to events of 1806); Volume II, 1808 (with one plate carrying the date 1788, another 'An. 8.', and two 1807); Volume III, 1808 (with one plate carrying the date 1794, another 'An. 8.'). The work appears to have been published serially: the 'Table De La Galerie' in Volume I lists each plate with the number of its livraison. The title-pages of Volumes II, III have 'Tome Second (Troisième)' in place of 'Par Mr. L'Abbé ... son Cabinet', and the imprint of 'Laporte' in place of that of 'J. Bouillard'. The work descibes the paintings that were a part of the celebrated Orléans collection. In 1791 the then duc d'Orléans sold most of the collection to the banker Edouard Walkiers, who disposed of them in three auctions in London between 1793 and 1800. The plates are accompanied by engraved captions and brief notes. The painters most comprehensively represented are Annibale Carracci (25 pl.), Titian (21), Veronese (19), Guido Reni (15), Giulio Romano (13), Rubens (12), N. Poussin (12), Raphael (11). The plates of Volume I show paintings by: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Vasari, Allori, Andrea del Sarto, D. Ricciarelli (Volterra), Raphael, Sebastien de Venise, Giulio Romano, Polidoro Caldara, Perrin del Vaga, Nicolo del'Abbate, F. Baroche, J. Porta (Salviati), D. Feti, J. Cesari (Josepin), P. da Cortona, A. Sacchi, M. Cerquozzi, J. Courtois (Bourgignon), C. Maratti, Correggio, F. Mazzola (Parmézan), L. Carracci, Aug. Carracci, B. Schidone, An. Carracci, Caravaggio, F. Albani, G. Reni, Domenichino, Guercino, P.-F. Mola, C. Cignani, G. Calassi (Cagnacci). Those of Volume II show paintings by G. Bellini, Titian, Giorgione, Pordenone, J. Del Ponte (Bassano), Tintoretto, A. Schiavone, Veronese, L. Leoni (Padouan), S. Suster, Palma Vecchio, F. Bassano, L. Bassano, C. Caliari, A. Veronese, S. Scorza, L. Cambiaso, J. Ribera (Espagnolet), L. Giordano, P. Mattei, D. Velasquez de Silva, P. Breughel, J. Bol, M. De Vos, P. Van-Mol, P. Brill, F. Porbus, J. Breughel (Velours), Rubens, Rombouts, J. Miel, Van-Dyck, D. Teniers. Those of Volume III show paintings by A. Moro, A. Bloemaert, A. Stalben, C. Poelenburg, Rembrandt, G. Dow, P. Laer, P. Vouwermans, H. Swanevelt, B. Breenberg, J.B. Weeninx, P. Potter, Tol, F. Moucheron, F. Mieris, G. Netscher, G. Schalken, Van-der-Neer, J. Griffier, A. Van-der-Werff, J. Wynants, J. Rottenhamer, J.-H. Roos, Vagner, F. Clouet, S. Vouet, N. Poussin, Claude Lorrain, Le Valentin, P. de Champagne, S. Bourdon, E. Le Sueur, Ch. Le Brun, J.B. Santerre, H. Rigaud, A. Wateau.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spines lettered 'Galerie Du Palais Royal 1 (-3)' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject

Subject

Paintings, European - History
Collections - Galleries - France - Paris - 18th century - 19th century
History paintings - Genre - Landscapes (representations)
Catalogues - France - 18th century - 19th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century - 19th century

Contributors

J. Couché, draughtsman, engraver, publisher
Jacques Bouillard, engraver, publisher
Louis-Philippe-Joseph, duc d' Orléans, dedicatee
H. L. Perronneau, printer
Simon-Célestin Croze-Magnan
Louis-Abel de Bonafons, abbé de Fontenay
Annibale Carracci, source artist
Titian, source artist
Paolo Veronese, source artist
Guido Reni, source artist
Giulio Romano, source artist
Peter Paul Rubens, source artist
Nicolas Poussin, source artist
Raphael, source artist
Antoine Borel, draughtsman
Antoine-Louis-Guillaume-Catherine Laporte, publisher