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Veues Des Plus Beaux Bastimens De France.

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2758

Variant Title

Places, Portes, Fontaines, Eglises, Et Maisons De Paris
Veues Des Belles Maisons Des Environs De Paris
Veues Des Plus Beaux Endroits De Versailles
Veues Des Belles Maisons De France
Diverses Veues De Chantilly

Imprint

A Paris: chez I Mariette rüe St. Iacques a la Victoire, [168-?]

Physical Description

[265] sheets carrying [303] pl. (incl. six title-plates); 289×390 mm. (Oblong).

General Note

Plate [18] of group 3 (Veues Des Belles maisons Des Environs De Paris) carries the engraved number '5'. In group 4 (Veues Des Plus Beaux Endroits De Versailles) plates [2, 62-4] are folded. In group 5 (Veues Des Belles Maisons De France) plates [31, 43] are folded.

Responsibility Note

In group 1 (Veues Des plus Beaux Batimens De France) six plates are signed as made by Pérelle, one as made by Livens, and the rest are unsigned. Mariette's imprint is on all plates except no. [6], which has that of N. Langlois. In group 2 (Les Places, Portes, Fontaines, Eglises, Et Maisons De Paris) 13 of the 56 plates are signed as made by Pérelle, one ( [16]) as engraved by P. le Pautre, and the rest are unsigned. All bear Mariette's imprint. In group 3 (Veues des Belles Maisons Des Environs de Paris) 6 plates are signed as made or engraved by Pérelle (pl. [17] by AD Perelle), two as drawn by Israel Silvestre and engraved by Pérelle, the rest are unsigned. All carry Mariette's imprint except [3, 14, 24], which have that of N. Langlois, and [23], which has no imprint. In group 4 (Veues Des Plus Beaux Endroits de Versailles) 21 plates are signed as made by Pérelle, the rest are unsigned; all carry Mariette's imprint except pl. [51], which has no imprint. In group 5 (Veues Des Belles Maisons De France) 13 plates are signed as made by Pérelle, 3 as drawn by Israel Silvestre and engraved by Pérelle (one by AD Pérelle), one as drawn by Breteuil and engraved by Aveline. All have Mariette's imprint except eight carrying that of N. Langlois and one which has no imprint. In group 6 (Diverses Veues De Chantilly) no plate is signed; almost all carry Mariette's imprint, 4 carry that of N. Langlois, and nine have no imprint. This set is dedicated to the Prince de Condé by N. Langlois. In group 7 seven plates are signed as made, or drawn and engraved, by Pérelle; one, as drawn and engraved by Louis Meunier; the rest are unsigned. All carry Mariette's imprint except pl. [6, 16, 17], which carry that of N. Langlois.

References

N. Avel, 'Les Pérelle: graveurs de paysages du XVIIème siècle', in Bull. Soc. Hist. A. Fr. (1973), p. 143-53; N. Avel, Les Pérelle, paysages, catalogue [dissertation] (Paris, 1971).

Summary Note

This publication consists of seven groups of plates - each, except the last, having its own title-plate, but with the title of the first seeming to refer to the whole compilation. The groups are: 1. Veues des Plus Beaux Batimens De France (all being views of Paris) [22 plates on 18 sheets]; 2. Les Places, Portes, Fontaines, Eglises, Et Maisons De Paris [56 pl.] (within this group plates 30-40 have distinctive engraved borders); 3. Veues Des Belles Maisons Des Environs De Paris [38 pl. on 32 sheets]; 4. Veues Des Plus Beaux Endroits De Versailles [66 pl. on 64 sheets]; 5. Veues Des Belles Maisons De France [57 pl. on 55 sheets]; 6. Diverses Veues De Chantilly [40 pl. on 20 sheets]; 7. [21] sheets carrying [24] pl. without a title-plate, possibly continuing suite 5. above, showing various châteaux.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

Group 1. plate [5], group 4. pl. [51] and group 5. pl. [29] have their captions inscribed in ink in an unknown hand.

Binding Note

20th-century half morocco, brown cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Veues Des Plus Beaux Bastimens De France. R.A.' Bound with one other.

Name as Subject

Subject

Architecture - Gardens - Country houses - Urban landscapes - France - Château de Versailles - Château de Chantilly - History
Views - France - 17th century
Pictorial works - France - 17th century

Contributors