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Tableaux, Statues, Bas-Reliefs Et Camées De La Galerie De Florence Et Du Palais Pitti, Dessinés Par Wicar, Peintre, Et Gravés Sous La Direction De C.L. Masquelier, Ex-Pensionnaire De L'Académie De France A Rome; Avec Les Explications, Par Mongez, Membre De L'Institut De France, Classe Des Sciences Et Des Arts. Tome Premier. (- Quatrième.)

Uffizi Gallery (Florence)

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/2249

Author

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez Lacombe, Peintre De L'Ouvrage, Rue De La Harpe, No. 84., M DCC LXXXIX. (-M DCCC XIV.), De L'Imprimerie De La Galerie De Florence.

Physical Description

4 vols. in two; 533 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: [104] p., frontis., [48] pl. (carrying 94 prints). - Vol. II: [98] p., [48] pl. (carrying 94 prints). - Vol. III: [98] p., [48] pl. (carrying 93 prints). - Vol. IV: [116] p., [56] pl. (carrying 105 prints).

Contents

Vol. I: [Frontis, t.p., add. t.p., dedic.] - Galerie De Florence: Histoire Abrégée De La Galerie; Explication Du Frontispice; Remarques - [Plates with texts]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - [Plates with texts]. - Vol. III: [T.p.] - [Plates with texts]. - Vol. IV: [T.p.] - [Plates with texts] - Tableau Des 50 Livraisons De La Galerie De Florence.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece of Volume I is signed as drawn by Moitte and engraved by Marais. All other plates are signed as drawn by J.B. Wicar (except in Vol. I two pl. signed as drawn by Lacombe; in Vol. II. one pl. signed as drawn by Lacombe; in Vol. III ten signed as drawn by Chasselat fils, one by Chasselat père and one by P. Chasselat; in Vol. IV 11 by Chasselat, 10 by Chasselat fils, one by C. Chasselat, 7 by Deveria), and engraved by L. Pauquet, D. Bertaux, R.U. Massard, L.J. Masquelier, Duparc, B.A. Nicol(l)et, H. Guttenberg (or Guttemberg), J. Mathieu, Marais, Marêt, Morel, Patas, Danbrun (or Dambrun), G.R. Le Villain (or Levillain), Cl. Niquet, Noel Le Mire, B.L. Henriquez, P.G. Langlois, Vinc. Langlois le jeune, freres Langlois, Malapeau, F. Dequevauviller, Ph. Triere, C. Eugene Duponchel, I.S. Klauber, Pre. Alre. Tardieu, Etine. Beisson, De Longeuil, Voyez le jeune, Bervic, L. Duval, Mce. Blot, Dupreel (or Depreel), N. Thomas, Duclos, J.L. Delignon, P. Audouin, L.M. Halbou, G. Malbeste, Lavallé, F. Godefroy père, Godefroy fils, A. Godefroy, Masquelier le jeune (or fils), J.J. Coiny, Pillement, N.F.(J.) Masquelier jeune, Dénel, Dennel, Faulconnier, Picquenot, C.S. Gaucher, Varin, Guibert, Pigot, Pigeot, J.C. Ulmer, Delaunay, Née, Morace, Mariage, F. Kaiser, A. Aubert, J. de Meulemeester, Delegorgue, Geraut, A. Migneret, François Forster, Melle. Reine Plumard, Guyard, Mollet, O. Lebas, Croutelle, Tavernier. Vignettes on the title-pages of Volumes I and II and on the added title-page are unsigned. The title-page of Volume I has the publisher's imprint of Lacombe; those of Vols. II-IV, of 'Masquelier, Graveur, Rue De la Harpe, No. 117'. The work is dedicated by Lacombe to Pierre-Léopold Joseph, Grand Duke of Tuscany (afterwards Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II).

References

Uffizi: quattro secoli di una galleria: Atti del convegno internazionale di studi (Firenze: 1982); F. Borroni Salvadori, 'Riprodurre in incisione per far conoscere dipinti e disegni: il Settecento a Firenze', in Nouvelles de la Republique des Lettres, I (1982), p.7-70 and II (1982), p.73-114.

Summary Note

Publication-dates are given on the four title-pages as 1789 (one plate dated 1788); An XII (1804) (one pl. dated 'l'an 3e'); An XII (1804) (one pl. dated 1804); 1814. The work appears to have been published serially; for in the fourth volume appears a 'Tableau Des 50 Livraisons De La Galerie De Florence'. The title on the added title-page of Volume I reads, 'Tableaux ... sous la direction de M. Lacombe, Peintre; Avec Les Explications, Par M. Mongez l'aîné, de l'Académie Royale Des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, garde des Antiques de Sainte-Géneviève, etc. etc. Imprimées sur papier-vélin superfin de Johannot d'Annonay. A Paris, Chez Lacombe, Peintre, Editeur de l'Ouvrage ...'. Most plates carry two prints - the upper showing usually a painting but sometimes a piece of ancient sculpture; the lower, one or two ancient engraved gems. The subjects of the ancient sculptures and gems are mythological. Most of the paintings show Christian or mythological subjects, but some are allegories, portraits, 'genre' scenes or landscapes. The modern artists whose work is shown are An. Carracci (4 pl.), Albani (3 pl.), Cigoli (6), Furino (2), Rubens (6), Cignani, Titian (7), Guercino (4), Cantarini, school of Rubens, Vanbalen, Ghiberti, Guido (7), L. Jordans, Both, Giulio Romano (3), F. Rustichino (2), Raphael (6), Fra Bartolomeo (6), Pietro da Cortona (10), L. Giordano (2), Eglon Van der Neer (2), A. Allori (2), C. Allori, C. Lotti (2), Van Dyck (2), Mieris (4), Mengs, Vandevelde, Van der Verf, Bassano, C. Ferri (2), Gherardo Delle Notte (2), Correggio (2), Corrado (2), Berghem, Salvator Rosa (5), Michelangelo, Pingelbais, G. Netscher (3), Domenichino, Biliverti (2), Morandini, Mariotto Albertinelli, Lanfranco, Terburg, Caravaggio (3), Bronzino (2), A. del Sarto (3), Corneille de Bega, C. Dolci (2), Vigée Le Brun, Jean de Saint Jean, Giorgione, Santi di Tito, F. Barocci, Capin Génois, Rembrandt (2), Parmegiano (3), 'Ecole Florentine', A. Kauffman, Sodoma, Palma Vecchio, 'Titian or Palma Vecchio', Cesare da Cesto, G. Carponi, Lanfranco, 'Ecole Hollandaise', Trevisani, F. Zucchero, 'Inconnu', J. Mannozi.

Provenance

30 January 1839: 'Produced a copy of the great work of the Florentine Gallery to be disposed of for £42 - Resolved that it be purchased for the Library.' (RA Council Minutes, IX, 6).

Binding Note

19th-century half black calf, brown paper-covered boards; rebacked in 20th century retaining earlier spine-pieces; red morocco spine-labels lettered 'Galerie Du Florence, Et Du Palais Pitti. Tom. I.&II. (III. & IV.) - R.A.', spines lettered '1789' ('1804').

Name as Subject

Subject

History paintings - Landscapes (environments) - Christian art and symbolism
Mythology, Greek - Iconography
Paintings, European
Sculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - Statues - Bas-reliefs - Gems, Greek - Gems, Roman
Collections - Art Galleries - Italy - Tuscany - Florence - 18th century - 19th century
Catalogues - 18th century - 19th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century - 19th century

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