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Livre des divers Animaux pour dessus de Portes par les meilleurs Maitres

RA Collection: Book

Record number



A Paris: chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R., [between 1749 and 1761?]

Physical Description

12 pl. (incl. t.-pl.); 275×405 mm.

Responsibility Note

Most plates (2-9) are signed as drawn by J.B. Oudri and engraved by Duncker. Pl. 1 is signed as drawn by Meissonier, engraved by Duncker; pl. 10 as drawn by Meissonier, engraved by Huquier; pl.s 11, 12 as drawn by Van Bloemen, engraved by La Rüe.

All are signed as printed by Huquier. The first and last plates carry his publisher's imprint.


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

Binding Note

18th-century grey cloth-covered boards; 20th-century half calf, retaining earlier brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Iconologies Par Huquier'. Bound with Huquier's Iconologie [1768] and nine others.

Name as Subject


Animals - History
Drawings - France - 18th century
Manuals - Pattern drawings - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century


Jean-Baptiste Oudry, draughtsman
Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, draughtsman
Balthasar Anton Duncker, engraver
Gabriel Huquier, engraver, intaglio printer, publisher
Pieter van Bloemen, draughtsman