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Le Musée Royal Publié Par Henri Laurent Graveur Du Cabinet Du Roi Ou Recueil De Gravures D'Après Les Plus Beaux Tableaux Statues Et Bas-Reliefs De La Collection Royale Avec Description Des Sujets Notices Littéraires Et Discours Sur Les Arts Dédié Au Roi.

Musée du Louvre

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/1062

Author

Imprint

Paris: De L'Imprimerie De F. Didot, Imprimeur Du Roi., M. DCCC. XVI. (-M. DCCC. XVIII.)

Physical Description

2 vols. [v.I: [4], 28, [170]p., [81]pl. - v.II: [180]p., [80]pl.]; 592 mm.

Contents

Vol. I: [Half-t., t.p.] - Discours Préliminaire - [Plates with texts]. - Vol. II: [Half-t.] - [Plates with texts].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed with the name of the source-artist, draughtsman and engraver (some plates were engraved by two or three hands). The draughtsmen were Dutertre, Duchemin, Ch. Chasselat, Bouillon, Desenne, Gianni, Hummel, Marchais, Anastasi, Touzé, Arsêne, Pre. Chasselat, Storelli, Fouché, Dejuinne, G.H. Chatillon, Granger, Fre. Richomme, Valois, Laugier, Vautier, Vanderwal, David, J.T. Richomme, Plonski, Fribourg, Lienard, L. Grignier, Bralle or Lancrenon. The engravers were Beisson, F. Lignon, J.L. Petit, Ab. Girardet, Albt. Reindel, Bettelini, Pre. Audouin, H. Laurent, L.A. Claessens, Rosaspina, Giovanni Folo, Gandolfi, Pre. Bonato, H. Gutemberg, Luigi Fabri, R.U. Massard, Mathieu, Blot, Schiavonetti, J.F. Ribault, Dequevauviller, J. Laugier, Pradier, Anselin, Réville, Benoist, Leroux, Sellier, Fosseyeux, Lips, Forster, Chataignier, Dupréel, Boutroi(s), Pigeot, Hulmer, Bittheuser, Heina, Oortman, Saulx, H.C. Müller, C. Haldenwang(en), Claude Fortier, Duparc, Devilliers, Scroder (Schroeder), F. Geissler, Duttenofer, Godefroy, Frommel, Daudet, Pauquet, Malbete, Niquet l'ainé, H.G. (or G.H.) Chatillon, J.J. Avril fils, F. Richomme, J.T. Richomme, Raph. Morghen, C. Ulmer, Morel, Bartolozzi, Porelle, Massard père, Triere, Baquoy, Fontana, Kruger, J. Bein, Bourgois, Pierron, Felix Massard, Henriquel Dupont, Géraut, Migneret, J.B.L. Massard, Delvaux, V. Texier, Pauquet, Mougeot, Desaulx, Darnstedt, Garnier, Caron, Sixdeniers, B. Taurel or Prévost. The headpiece of the Discours Préliminaire is signed as drawn by Moreau le jeune and engraved by Baquoy; its tailpiece, as drawn by F. Debret and engraved by Godefroy fils. The signature of the printer Ramboz appears on Plate [18] of Volume I, and that of Durand on Plate [11] of Volume II.

References

La jeunesse des musées: les musées de France au XIXe siecle, ed. C. Georgel [exhibition catalogue] (1994); A. McClellan, Inventing the Louvre (1994).

Summary Note

Publication-dates are given on the title-pages as 1816 and 1818; some plates were made earlier - one describes Laurent as director of engravings at the Musée Napoléon (Vol. I. pl.[20]), and one describes Bartolozzi as being 85 years old (i.e. in 1812) (Vol. II. pl. [8]). In each volume the plates are in four groups, each group being followed by a page listing the group's contents: [1]. 'Musée Royal. Seconde Série. Histoire' [listing 23 plates in Volume I, 22 in Volume II]; [2]. 'Musée Royal. Seconde Série. Genre' [listing 18 pl. in Vol. I, 19 in Vol. II]; [3] 'Musée Royal. Seconde Série. Paysage [listing 20 plates in Vol. I, 19 in Vol. II]; [4]. 'Musée Royal. Seconde Série. Antiques' [listing 20 plates in each Volume]. The plates show paintings by Raphael (6 pl.), Giulio Romano (2 pl.), Ann. Carracci (3 pl.), L. Carracci, Andrea del Sarto, Caravaggio, Bassano, O. Gentileschi, Correggio (2 pl.), C. Allori, Guercino, Palma Giovane, Salvator Rosa (3 pl.), Guido Reni, N. Poussin (4 pl.), E. Le Sueur, A. Van Dyck (2 pl.), Rembrandt (3 pl.), Vanderwerff, H. Holbein (2 pl.), Titian, D. Creti, Jouvenet, A. De Lorme, G. Dow (4 pl.), A. Van Ostade, C. Du Jardin (4 pl.), F. Mieris (2 pl.), Van Der Helst, G. Terburg, G. Netscher (4 pl.), J. de S. Jean (Giovanni Mannozzi), G. Metsu (6 pl.), Domenichino (4 pl.), Claude Lorrain (5 pl.), J. Vernet (2 pl.), J. Wynants (2 pl.), P. de Champaigne, Ruysdael (2 pl.), J. Glauber (3 pl.), Backhuysen, N. Berghem (3 pl.), J. Both (2 pl.), F. Moucheron, P. Potter, Veronese (2 pl.), Cortona, Lairesse (2 pl.) Gennari, Lana, Lahire, Santerre, C. van Loo, P. van Dyck, Manfredi, L. Giordano, Valentin, T. Wick, Gonzales Coques, Lingelbach, Elzheimer, G. Poussin, P. Bril (2 pl.), Rubens, H. Swenwelt (2 pl.) and forty ancient statues. The plates of statues include a particularly fine engraving of the statue of Didius Julianus by J.J. Avril (Vol. I, pl. [75]).

Binding Note

19th-century quarter morocco, red cloth-covered boards, gilt borders on upper and lower covers; gilt-decorated spines, spines lettered 'Musee Royal I (2)'.

Name as Subject

Subject

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

Contributors