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Livre de differents Sujets de Figures et Animaux par H. Roos.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



A Paris,: chez Huquier, Ruë des Mathurins, au coin de la Ruë Sorbone, [between 1749 and 1761?]

Physical Description

8 pl. (incl. t.-pl.); 275×405 mm. (Oblong).

Responsibility Note

The title-plate is signed as etched by Duncker ('Duncker sculp. aqua forti'). Plates 2-8 are all signed as drawn by H. Roos, etched by Duncker and printed by Huquier ('H. Roos del. Huquier ex. Duncker sculp. a.f.').

The first and last plates carry Huquier's publisher's imprint.


Der Tiermaler Johann Heinrich Roos [exhibition catalog] (1985); H. Jedding, Der Tiermaler Joh. Heinr. Roos (1955).

Summary Note

The plates show sheep, goats and cows, with shepherds, goat-herds and cowherds.


Acquired by 1802. Recorded in Catalogue Of The Library In The Royal Academy, London (1802).

Binding Note

19th-century grey cloth-covered boards; 20th-century half calf, retaining earlier brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Iconologies Par Huquier'. Bound with Huquier's Iconologies [1768] and nine others.

Name as Subject


Animals - Sheep - Goats - Cows - Cattle - Livestock - Herdsmen - Shepherds - Cowherds - Pastoral
Drawings, German - 17th century
Manuals - Pattern drawings - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century


Johann Heinrich Roos, draughtsman
Balthasar Anton Duncker, etcher
Gabriel Huquier, intaglio printer, publisher