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Suite D'Etudes Calquées Et Dessinées D'Après Cinq Tableaux De Raphael Accompagnées De Gravures De Ces Tableaux Et De Notices Historiques Et Critiques Composées Par M. T.B. Emeric-David, Membre De L'Institut De France: Ouvrage Dédié A Sa Majesté Ferdinand VII Roi D'Espagne Par Le Chevalier F. Bonnemaison, Peintre.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



A Paris: De L'Imprimerie De P. Didot, L'Ainé, Chevalier De L'Ordre Royal De Saint-Michel, Imprimeur Du Roi., M DCCC XVIII.

Physical Description

[16] p., [24] pl.; 697 mm.


[T.p., dedic.] - Introduction - [Text and pl.].

Responsibility Note

Plates [1], [4], [8], [11] and [16] are outline drawings of the five paintings, and are signed as directed by Bonnemaison and engraved by Charles Normand.

The others, which show details of the paintings, are signed as drawn by Rioult (2, 3, 13), Bralle (5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 17), Laguiche (9, 10), Counis (18, 20, 21), L. Pallière (19, 23), Picot (22) or Monanteuil (24); and as engraved by Massol (2, 18, 21), F. Girard (3, 5, 12, 14, 15, 20), F. Sauvé (7, 13, 23, 24), H. Lefêvre (10), Noel Bertrand (17, 19, 22). Two plates are signed as etched by N. Bertrand and finished by Badoureau (6, 9).

Six plates are also signed as printed by Dominique Jouy (2, 4, 7, 18, 21, 22).

Summary Note

The plates and accompanying texts describe the five paintings: [1] la Visitation (with 3 pl.); [2] Sainte Famille Dite La Perle (with 4 pl.); [3] Sainte Famille Tableau Terminé Par Jules Romain (with 3 pl.); [4] La Vièrge Et Tobie (with 5 pl.); [5] Le Portement De Croix (with 9 pl.).

After the downfall of Napoleon in 1815, Wellington was required to arrange the return of works of art seized by the former emperor, and he commissioned Bonnemaison to restore these five works, copy them and return them to Madrid.

Binding Note

20th-century red cloth-covered boards, spine lettered 'Etudes D'Apres Raphael', 'R.A.' and '1818'.

Name as Subject


Christian art and symbolism
Paintings, Italian - 16th century
Collections - Spain - 19th century
Pictorial works - France - 19th century