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Recueil De Diverses Academies Designées par le plus Célèbres Peintres de l'Academie Roiale, et Gravée Par N. Guerard le fils.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Se vend a Paris: Chez le dit Guerard Ruë Saint Iacques a la Reine du Clergé proche Saint Yve. C.P.R., [ca. 1719]

Physical Description

[12] pl. (incl. t.pl.); 387 mm.

Responsibility Note

The first plate (title plate) is signed as designed by F. Verdier. The rest are signed as designed by F. Verdier, Houasse, Hallé, L. Boulogne le Jeune, Ant. Coypel or I. Iouvenet, and as engraved by N. Guerard le Fils C.P.R.


On 'Academy' figures see A.L. Clark, Drawing on tradition: the lost legacy of academic figure studies [exhibition catalogue] (1995); M. Roland-Michel, Le dessin français au XVIII siècle (1987), p.47-76; J.H. Rubin, Eighteenth-century French life drawing (1977).

Summary Note

No publication-date is given; but N. Guérard is known to have conducted his business at Paris in rue Saint-Jacques 'à la Reine du clergé', proche Saint-Yves, from 1715 to 1719.

All plates show male nudes, possibly representing pagan deities.

Binding Note

18th-century half mottled calf, brown watered-cloth-covered boards; brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Academy Figures By Verdier', spine lettered 'R.A.'; spine repaired in 20th century. Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Mythology, Greek - Iconography
Nudes - Men (male humans)
Drawings - France - 18th century
Pattern books - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century


François Verdier, source artist, draughtsman
Nicolas Guerard, engraver, publisher, printseller
René-Antoine Houasse, draughtsman
Antoine Coypel, draughtsman
Jean Baptiste Jouvenet, draughtsman
Claude-Guy Hallé, draughtsman