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Musée Des Monumens Français; Histoire De La Peinture Sur Verre, Et Description Des Vitraux anciens et modernes, pour servir à l'Histoire de l'Art, relativement à la France; Ornée De Gravures, Et notamment de celles de la Fable de Cupidon et Psyché, d'après les dessins de Raphael. Par Alexandre Lenoir. -

Alexandre Lenoir

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/1121

Author

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez l'Auteur, au Musée des Petits-Augustins; Et Laurent Guyot, Graveur, rue des Mathurins S. Jacques, hôtel de Cluny, no 334. De L'Imprimerie De Guilleminet, rue de la Harpe, no 117. -, An XII. - 1803.

Physical Description

[4], 130 p., add. engr. t.pl., [9], 45 pl.; 216 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

The nine unnumbered plates carry the numbers of the pages next to which they are to be placed. That facing p.82 is folding.

Contents

[Half-t., add.t.pl., t.p.] - Introduction - [Text and [9] pl.] - [Plates 1-45].

Responsibility Note

The added title-plate is signed as drawn by Lenoir and engraved by Guyot. Most of the nine unnumbered plates are signed as drawn by Percier or Lenoir and engraved by Guyot (or 'LG'). The 45 numbered plates are signed as drawn by Lenoir, Bureau(x) or Levie and engraved by L. Guyot. A note printed on the half-title verso states that the book may be bought not only from Lenoir or Guyot but also from 'Levrault frères, Libraires, quai Malaquais, au coin de la rue des Petits-Augustins'.

References

J.E. Biet, Souvenirs du Musée des Monumens Français (1821-6).

Summary Note

This work was published after the first three volumes of Lenoir's 'Musée Des Monumens Français' (1800, 1801, 1802) and before the fourth and fifth volumes (1805, 1806); and the Avertissement on the half-title verso states that 'Ce Volume est absolument isolé des autres, et ne dérange en rien la marche que j'ai suivie pour la chronologie des Monumens'. The half-title reads, 'Musée Des Monumens Français'; the added engraved title plate reads, 'Musée des Monumens Francais, Dessiné par Lenoir et Percier, Gravé par Guyot Description des Vitraux Anciens et Modernes ...'.

Copy Note

Imperfect: lacks plate 7.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Musée Des Monumens Français', spine lettered 'V'. Bound uniformly with the five volumes of Lenoir's 'Musée Des Monumens Français' (1800-1806).

Name as Subject

Subject

French - Celebrities - France - History
Monuments - Stained glass - France - History
Cupid and Psyche (tale) - Mythology, Greek
Narrative art - Italy - 16th century
Collections - Museums - France - Paris - 18th century - 19th century
Catalogues - Guidebooks - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - France - 19th century

Contributors

Guilleminet, printer
Alexandre Lenoir, draughtsman, publisher, bookseller
Charles Percier, draughtsman, engraver
N. Bureau, draughtsman
Laurent Guyot, engraver, publisher, bookseller
Raphael, source artist
Levrault Frères, bookseller