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Les Peintures De Charles Le Brun Et D'Eustache Le Sueur Qui Sont Dans L'Hôtel Du Chastelet Cy Devant La Maison Du President Lambert Dessinées Par Bernard Picard Et Gravées Tant par lui que par differens Graveurs L'On Y A Joint Les Plans et les Elevations de cette belle Maison avec sa description et celle de tous les sujets qui sont representées dans les Tableaux.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2270

Variant Title

Galerie de Mons. le President Lambert Representant L'Apotheose D'Hercule

Imprint

A Paris: Chez Duchange Graveur du Roi ruë Saint Jacques au dessus de la ruë des Mathurins. Avec Privilege De Sa Majesté,, M.DCC.XL.

Physical Description

6 p., t.-pl., engr. dedic., add. t.-pl. (dble.), add. engr. dedic. (dble.), [41] pl. (33 dble.); 522 mm. ( Broadsheet).

General Note

The second title-plate and dedication (which introduce the engravings after Le Brun) are bound in after plate [21], rather than after plate [22] (the last of the reproductions after Le Sueur). This is probably because pl.[22] shows an over-all view of the gallery.

Contents

[T.pl., engr. dedic.] - [Text, 'Description De L'Hostel Du Chastelet, Ci-Devant La Maison De M. Le President Lambert'] - [Plates] - [Divisional t.pl., 'La Galerie De Monsr. le President Lambert Representant L'Apotheose D'Hercule ... A Paris ... et a Amsterdam ...'] - [Engr. dedic.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates in the first group [1-21] are signed as painted by Le Sueuer, and most as drawn by B. Picart; all are signed by their engravers, B. Picart, Beauvais, L. Desplaces, C. Dupuis, Duchange or Duflos. Of the second group only some are signed with the name of the painter (Le Brun) and the draughtsman (Picart); in most cases the name of the engraver is given - Mathys Poel, Picart, L. Surugue, L. Desplaces. The plates of the third group [37-42] carry simply the signature 'Mariette excud.'

Only plate [28] carries the publisher's imprint of Duchange.

On the first engraved dedication plate, the work is dedicated to the Marquis de Lambert by G. Duchange; on the second, to Nicolas Lambert by B. Picart.

Summary Note

The plates fall into three groups: plates [1-22], reproducing works by Le Sueur, plates [23-36], reproducing works by Le Brun, and plates [37-42], showing plans and elevations of the house. Some of the plates in the second group bear the earlier dates of 1713, 1714, 1718 and 1719. Between plates [21] and [22] appear a second engraved title plate (entitled 'La Galerie De Mons. le President Lambert', and carrying the imprint, 'A Paris chez du Change ... et a Amsterdam chez B. Picart') and a second engraved dedication.

The Hôtel Lambert was built for Jean-Baptiste Lambert by Louis Le Vau in 1641-2, and was decorated by E. Le Sueur; after Jean-Baptiste's death in 1644 further decoration was carried out for his brother, Nicolas Lambert, by Le Sueur and Le Brun. Le Sueur's decorations were painted for a bedroom, a bathroom, a cabinet d'Amour and a cabinet des Muses (all showing scenes from Greek mythology); Le Brun's for a gallery of Hercules, for which stucco decorations were provided by Van Opstal.

Provenance

[First copy:] Acquired by the Academy by 1792.

[Second copy:] Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1821.

Copy Note

Inscribed in ink on the title-plate in an unidentified hand, 'Wm. Hoare'.

Binding Note

18th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; brown morocco spine-label, lettered, 'Peintures De Le Brun Et Le Sueur Dans l'Hôtel Du Chastelet'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Hôtel Lambert (Paris) - Houses - Interior decoration, French - Paintings, French - Paintings, European - France - Paris - History - 17th century
Mythology, Greek
Plans - Elevations - France - 17th century
Pictorial works - France - 17th century

Contributors

Charles Le Brun, source artist
Eustache Le Sueur, source artist
Bernard Picart, draughtsman, engraver
Gaspard Duchange, publisher, bookseller
William Hoare RA, previous owner