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Monumens Inédits D'Antiquité Figurée, Grecque, Étrusque Et Romaine, Recueillis Et Publés Par M. Raoul-Rochette, Conservateur Du Cabinet Des Médailles Et Antiques, Professeur D'Archéologie, Membre De L'Institut De France, Membre Honoraire Ou Correspondant Des Académies D'Archéologie De Rome Et De Naples, De L'Athenée De Venise, De L'Académie D'Histoire De Madrid, De La Société Royale Des Sciences De Goettingue, Des Académies De Saint-Petersbourg, De Munich Et De Berlin. Première Partie. Cycle Héroïque.

Désiré Raoul-Rochette

RA Collection: Book

Record number

06/4462

Author

Variant Title

Iliad
Odyssey
Oresteia

Imprint

Paris.: Imprimé Par Autorisation Du Roi, Du 11 Décembre 1827, A L'Imprimerie Royale. -, M DCCC XXXIII.

Physical Description

[4], viii, 430 p., 80 [i.e. 93] pl.: illus.; 533 mm. (Folio.)

General Note

There are bis pl. 29, 31, 33, 42, 49, 57, 67, 72 and ter pl. 10, 26, 44. Five plates are folding (pl. 12, 20, 34, 45, 58). In the Royal Academy's copy they are bound in in irregular order: 1-3, 10, 4, 10A, 8, 9, 6, 7, 10B, 11, 12, 22, 15, 19, 13, 14, 16, 18, 17, 20, 21, 24, 23, 25, 26A, 46, 26B, 26, 27-29, 43, [illegible, prob. 30?], 31A, 31, 34, 32, 33, 47, 33, 29A, 45, 36-38, 35, 41, 39, 40, 44, 44A, 42, 42A, 48, 44, 51, 63, 49, 50, 76, 49A, 52-7, 66, 57A, 60, 79, 67A, 67, 58, 59, 80, 65, 62, 64, 61, 68, 69, 72, 73, 72A, 74, 75, 77, 78, 70, 71.

Contents

[Half-t., t.p.] - Préface - [Text and plates] - Explication Des Planches Et Vignettes.

Responsibility Note

Several plates are unsigned; but most are signed as drawn by Arnout, Vauthier, Granger, Francesco Inghirami, Muret or L. Dupré, and engraved by St Ange (pl. 1, 40) or lithographed by Villain, Engelmann, Raban, Muret, Thierry Frères, Th. Delarue or Lemercier.

References

On Homer and on Greek mythology in art see the bibliographic notes on F. Inghirami, Galleria Omerica (1831) and V. Cartari, Les images des dieux (1581).

Summary Note

The date of 1828 is carried by plates 6 and 22. Only this 'Première Partie' was published. The text is divided into five sections: Achilleide; Oresteide; Odysseide; Appendice; Additions Et Corrections. The plates are mostly outline drawings, taken from vases, mirrors, paintings and other ancient sources; but five are printed in colour (pl. 18, 31A, 44, 44A, 64).

Provenance

Purchased for RA Library in 1883 (see RA Annual Report for 1883, p. 47).

Copy Note

Imperfect: wanting pl. 5.

Binding Note

19th-century quarter red morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Raoul-Rochette - Monumens Inédits D'Antiquité Figurée'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Mythology, Greek - Heroes - Iconography
Art, Greek - Art, Etruscan - Art, Roman - Paintings, Greek - Narrative art - Epic poetry - Greece - History
Art history - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Colour printing - France - 19th century

Contributors

Francesco Inghirami, draughtsman
Jean Baptiste Muret, lithographer, lithographic printer
Godefroi Engelmann, lithographic printer
Th. Delarue, lithographic printer
France - Imprimerie Nationale, printer
Thierry Frères, lithographic printer