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Recueil De Divers Monumens Anciens Répandus En Plusieurs Endroits De L'Italie. Dessinés Par Feu Monsieur Barbault Peintre Pensionnaire Du Roi A Rome, Et Gravé En 166 Planches Avec Leur Explication Historique Pour Servir De Suite Aux Monuments De Rome Ancienne.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2099

Imprint

A Rome: Chez Bouchard & Gravier Libraires françois rüe du Cours près de Saint Marcel., M. DCC. LXX., De L'Imprimerie De Giunchi Heritiers De Komarek. Avec Permission Des Superieurs.

Physical Description

[6], 54 p., 104 pl.: illus.; 510 mm. (Broadsheet).

General Note

Some of the 104 numbered prints are printed two-per-sheet. Forty-five of them are accompanied each by an unnumbered (sometimes smaller) print; in addition there are 17 in-text illustrations (incl. t.-p. vignette) - making the total of 166 engravings called-for on the title page. The smaller print below print no. 15 is inverted. The plate numbered 52 is an in-text illustration. Four groups of plates carry a Roman as well as an Arab number: pl. 26-38, also numbered I-XIII; pl. 39-44, I-VI; pl. 46-52, I-XII; pl. 53-57, I-V.

Contents

[Half-t., t.p.] - Avant-Propos; Approbation; Imprimatur - [Text, with pl.] - Table De Ce Qui Est Contenu Dans Ce Recueïl.

Responsibility Note

Most plates are signed as drawn by Barbault. Seven are signed as both drawn and engraved by him; but most carry the names of other engravers - D. Montagu, Freicenet, or J. Beheim. One is signed simply 'H. Robertt' (or 'H. Roberti'?).

References

RIBA, Early printed books, 1 (1994), 185.

Summary Note

This is a posthumously published collection of engravings after Barbault - generally arranged so that each plate is accompanied by explanatory text.

The plates show: 1. Temple de la Sibylle à Tivoli; 2. Temple de la Déesse de la Toux; 3. Temple de Clitumne; 4, 5. Temples de Jupiter, Junon, à Pouzole; 6-9. Temples de Pesto; 10. Trépieds; 11-13 Autels; 14. Plan de chambre sepulchrale des Affranchis & Esclaves de la famille d'Auguste; 15-17. Coupes intérieures de la même chambre; 18. Vue interieure de la chambre sepulchrale contigue; 19, 20. Vue externe, interieure, des trois chambres sepulchrales qu'on croit etre de la famille d'Auguste; 21, 22. Vues interieure de la chambre sepulchrale de L. Arruntius; 23. Tombeau de la famille Plautia; 24. Vue - chambres sepulchrales sur la voie Appia; 25. Vue - Mausole de Ste Helene; 26, 27. Urnes sepulchrales; 28, 29. Monumens sepulchrales; 30, 31. Urnes sepulchrales; 32. Monumens sepulchraux de la Garde Pretorienne; 33. Urnes cineraires; 34-38. Vases cineraires; 39-44. Sarcophages; 45. Vases lacrimatoires; 46-52. Lampes; 53-57. Pateres; 58-60. Arcs de Septime Severe, Trajan à Ancone, Auguste à Rimini; 61. Pont à Rimini; 62. Amphitheatre à Verone; 63. Anciens murs de Rome; 64-75. Statues, de Jupiter, Junon, Junon, Ceres, Pallas, Bacchus, Diane, Diane, Esculape, Igye, une Muse, deesse inconnue; 76. Jules Cesar; 77-94. Bas-reliefs; 95. Cybele; 96. Statue inconnue; 97-104. Bas-relief, frises, ornements.

Provenance

Bought for the Academy in 1774 by William Chambers, in Paris (RAA cash book 1775 ).

Binding Note

18th-century marbled-papered boards; rebacked and recornered with 20th-century calf. Red morocco spine-label lettered 'Barbault Monumens D'Italie'.

Subject

Antiquities, Roman - Sculpture, Roman - Monuments, Roman - Bas-reliefs, Roman - Sepulchral monuments, Roman - Italy - History
Views - Vedute - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century

Contributors

Jean Barbault, draughtsman, engraver
Domenico Montagu, engraver
Giovanni Bouchard, publisher, bookseller
Jean Joseph Gravier, publisher, bookseller
Freicenet, engraver
Johann Beheim, engraver
Hubert Robert
Paolo Giunchi, printer
Bouchard et Gravier (Rome), publisher, bookseller

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