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Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d'Apollon, au Chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand Appartement du Roy, au palais des Tuilleries. Dessinez et gravez par les Srs. Berain, Chauveau, et le Moine.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2676

Imprint

[Paris:: ],, 1710.

Physical Description

29 pl. (incl. t.-pl.); 517 mm. (Folio).

Responsibility Note

The title plate is signed as drawn by I. Berain, engraved by G.I.B. Scotin; plates 2-12, as drawn and engraved by I. Berain; 13-25, as drawn and engraved by Fr. Chauveau; 26-29, as drawn and engraved by Le Moine.

References

R.A. Weigert, Jean I Berain, dessinateur de la Chambre et la Cabinet du Roi, 1640-1711 (1937), vol. II, p.48, nos. 24-34; J. C. Daufresne, Louvre et Tuileries: architecture de papier (1987); A. Sauvy, 'L'illustration d'un règne: le Cabinet du Roi et les projets encyclopédiques de Colbert', in L'art du livre à l'Imprimerie nationale (Paris, 1973), p. 103-127; A. Jammes, 'Louis XIV, sa bibliothèque et le Cabinet du roi', in The Library, 5th ser. XX no.1 (1965 March), p.1-12; J. Porcher, 'La création du Cabinet des planches gravées à la Bibliothèque du Roi', in Trésors des bibliothèques de France, II fasc. V-VIII (Paris, 1929), p. 98-109; J. Porcher, 'L'origine du Cabinet des planches gravées du roi', in Bulletin de la Société de l'histoire de l'art français (1928), p. 45-52; Duplessis-Gratet, 'Le Cabinet du roi: collection d'estampes commandées par Louis XIV', in Le Bibliophile français, III (1869), p. 87-105.

Summary Note

The plates were engraved between 1670 and 1677; but were assembled in a numbered sequence in 1710 with a title-plate, and issued as part of the project to publish the French royal commissions (Cabinet du Roi). (In 1727 the set was issued again, together with eleven unnumbered plates showing plans and views of the Louvre and Tuileries.) The plates show: (2-12) the Louvre, Galerie d'Apollon (pier-glasses, ceilings); (13-29) the Tuileries, Grands Appartements (doors, doorcases, panelling, wainscots).

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

Contemporary red morocco, upper and lower covers gilt-decorated with heraldic device (fleur-de-lys emblazoning shield encircled by chains of St. Michel and St. Esprit); gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'Ornem Des Tuill'.

Subject

Musée du Louvre (Paris) - Tuileries Palace (Paris) - Palaces - Interior Decoration - Paintings, European - Paintings, French - Sculpture, French - France - Paris - History - 17th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors

Jean Berain I, draughtsman, engraver
Gérard Jean Baptiste Scotin l'ainé, engraver
François Chauveau, draughtsman, engraver
François Lemoyne