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Plusieurs Grouppes De Figures Du Grand Escalier De Versailles, Dit L'Escalier Des Ambassadeurs. Presentez A Monseigneur Julles Hardouin Mansart Conseiller du Roy en tous ses Conseils, Chevalier de l'Ordre de St. Michel, Comte de Sagonne, Sur-Intendant et Ordonnateur general des Bâtimens, Arts et Manufactures de sa Majesté.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

04/2897

Imprint

[S.l.:: s.n.,, [after 1678.]

Physical Description

[12] pl. (incl. t.-pl.); 380×520 mm. (Oblong.)

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed.

References

Charles Le Brun: le décor de l'Escalier des Ambassadeurs [exhibition catalogue] (Versailles 1990).

Summary Note

There is no text apart from the engraved title-plate.

The other eleven plates reproduce outline drawings of some of the decorations of the Grand Escalier at Versailles, which Charles Lebrun designed and executed between 1674 and 1678. One shows Louis XIV crossing the Rhine; the rest show decorative details incorporating allegoric figures.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

All plates are pasted in.

Binding Note

19th-century quarter morocco, brown cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers incorporating a square of 18th-century mottled calf binding bearing gilt-stamped arms of France in armorial circlets; gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'R.A. 1672-75', red morocco spine-label lettered 'Vues De Versailles'. Bound with 75 plates showing views of Versailles.

Name as Subject

Subject

Staircases - Ceilings - Interior decoration - Paintings, European - Paintings, French - Palaces - France - Versailles - Château de Versailles - History - 17th century - Baroque
Pictorial works - France - 17th century
Armorial bindings - France - 18th century

Contributors