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Peintures Murales Des Chapelles De Notre-Dame De Paris Exécutées Sur Les Cartons De E. Viollet-Le-Duc Relevées Par Maurice Ouradou Inspecteur Des Travaux De La Cathédrale

Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc Hon RA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Paris: A. Morel, Libraire-Éditeur 13, Rue Bonaparte, M DCCC LXX

Physical Description

[4], 25, [1] p., pl. [A], B, I-LX: [1] illus.; 450 mm. (Folio.)


[Half-t., t.p.] - Peintures Murales Des Chapelles De Notre-Dame De Paris [by E. Viollet-Le-Duc] - Explication Des Planches - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Plate [A] is signed as by Maurice Ouradou and engraved by Huguet ainé. Plate B and nos. I-LX are all signed as drawn by Maurice Ouradou and lithographed by Ad. Levié.

Each plate carried the imprints of the publisher, A. Morel, and the printer, Lemercier et Cie.

The only in-text illustration, the tail-piece at the end of the text, is signed as by 'VL' and engraved by Forret.

The printer is named on the half-title verso: 'J. Claye Imprimeur, r. S. Benoit 7 à Paris'.


F. Bercé and B. Foucart, Viollet-le-Duc: architect, artist, master of historic preservation [exhibition catalogue] (1988); N. Pevsner, Ruskin and Viollet-le-Duc (1969).

Summary Note

A publication-date of 1869 is carried by Plate [A].

Plate [A] is a plan of the cathedral; the other plates show details of the wall-paintings. Each gives the scale of the reduction: 'Au 10me d'éxécution'.

The plates are printed in colour.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'Violet-Le-Duc - Peintures Murales Des Chapelles De Notre-Dame De Paris' and 'R.A.'


Paintings, French - Mural painting and decoration - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Cathedrals - France - Paris - Notre-Dame - History
Pictorial works - Colour printing - Lithographs - France - 19th century


François Maurice Ouradou, draughtsman
A. Morel, publisher
Huguet, engraver
Ad. Levié, lithographer
Jules Claye, printer
Imprimerie Lemercier et Compagnie (Paris), lithographic printer