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Premier Livre De Trophées (- Sixieme Livre De Trophées) Contenant divers attributs d'Eglise - Inventés et dessinés par J. C. De La Fosse Architecte. Dedié aux Artistes par L'Auteur

RA Collection: Book

Record number



A Paris: chez Daumont rue St. Martin près St. Julien Avec Privilege du Roi., [ca. 1770?]

Physical Description

[30] pl. (incl. 6 t.-pl.); , 512 mm. (Broadsheet).

General Note

The 30 plates fall into six 'livres' of five plates each. The first plate in each group serves as the title-plate to that livre.

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as designed by J.C. De la Fosse, and engraved by Le Canu, P.F. Tardieu, Fessard or Jacob. Each carries the publisher's imprint of Daumont.


S. Eriksen, Early Neoclassicism in France (1974); D. Guilmard, Les Maîtres ornemanistes (1880).

Summary Note

His books of trophies mark J.-C. Delafosse as one of the originators of the neo-classical, architectonic style associated with the period of Louis XVI. Each livre shows motifs of a particular kind (specified on the title-plate and in the captions): 1. d'Eglise; 2. de Guerre; 3. Militaires; 4. Pastorals; 5. de Chasse et de Pêche; 6. d'Amour et de Musique. These livres were subseqently republished in the third part of Nouvelle Iconographie Historique (Paris, 1768; second edition 1771) - where they are lettered and numbered NN1-5, OO1-5, PP1-5, QQ1-5, RR1-5, SS1-5 and are joined by a 'Septième Livre De Trophées Contenant divers attributs des Saisons, Des Sciences et des Vertus' lettered and numbered TT1-5.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; rebacked in 20th century, green morocco spine-label, lettered, 'Trophees'.

Name as Subject


Trophies (objects) - Hunting trophies - Attributes (symbols) - Applied decoration - France - History - 18th century - Neoclassical
Pattern books - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century