Plans et Elevations du Corps de L’Eglize du Port Royal. Antoine LEPAUTRE.
Plans et Elevations du Corps de L’Eglize du Port Royal.
Plans et Elevations du Corps de L’Eglize du Port Royal.
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Plans et Elevations du Corps de L’Eglize du Port Royal.

Paris, s.n. before 1652.

Large folio (475 x 349 mm.). Five leaves with five unnumbered etched plates of plans for the Port-Royal Abbey in Paris.

Contemporary vellum over stiff boards, four green ties.

Bound with:
LEPAUTRE, Antoine. 1621-1679.

 [Desseins de plusieurs plans d’eglises, pallais et chasteaux]. Paris, s.n. before 1652. Large folio. Forty-nine leaves with fifty-two unnumbered etched plates.
Bound with:
PERELLE, Gabriel. 1603-1677.

 [Views of the ruins of Rome and environs]. Paris, P. Mariette [1646]. Large folio. Six leaves with six numbered etched plates (Perelle after Dutch painter Jan Asselijn).
Bound with:
PERELLE, Gabriel. 1603-1677.

 [Views of the ruins of Rome and environs]. Paris, P. Mariette c. 1646. Large folio. Six leaves with six numbered etched plates (Perelle after Asselijn).
Bound with:
PERELLE, Gabriel. 1603-1677.

 [Views of the ruins of Rome and environs]. Paris, P. Mariette c. 1646. Large folio. Six leaves with six numbered etched plates (Perelle after Asselijn).
Bound with:
PERELLE, Gabriel. 1603-1677.

 [Etchings of landscapes and classical ruins]. Paris, J. I Le Blond c. 1650. Large folio. Ten leaves with ten unnumbered etched plates.
Bound with:
PERELLE, Gabriel. 1603-1677.

 [Etchings of landscapes and classical ruins]. Paris, J. I Le Blond c. 1650. Large folio. Four leaves with four unnumbered etched plates.
Bound with:
MAROT, Jean. c.1619-1679.

 [Planches des quarts de plafonds]. [Paris], s.n. c. 1650. Large folio. Two leaves, each an etched ceiling design.

Ad I-VIII: Based on the antique and the contemporary, this SUPERB ALBUM OF NINETY-ONE PLATES IN RICH EARLY IMPRESSIONS presents three Parisian architects’ ideal and realized designs for exteriors and interiors at the height of the French Baroque. All eight suites are in excellent condition, Vershbow bookplate.

 Ad I-II: Essentially Antoine Lepautre’s Complete Works — all in first state — these strikes appeared prior to his 1652 privilege and title leaf. The plates are notable for their dramatic handling of space and their sculptural approach to mass. Lepautre was “the chief representative of the baroque episode in French architecture…. The examples…are evenly divided between four projects consisting of highly imaginative fantasies on country houses…and four built works” (Millard). The latter include the Chapelle de Porte Royale, the Hôtel de Beauvais and Hôtel de Fontenay-Mareuil. The country house proposals influenced Bernini (his east face of the Louvre), Boffrand and Ledoux.
¶Préaud, Graveurs du XVIIe Siècle: Antoine, Jacques, et Jean Lepautre 14-34: 3-5, 7-58, 60-61; Berger, Antoine Le Pautre passim; see Weibenson & Baines, The Mark Millard Architectural Collection French Books 96.
 Ad III-VII: Gabriel Perelle’s highly romantic and tranquil Italianate landscapes and ruins. Eighteen of the plates comprise the desirable “Views of the Ruins of Rome and Environs”, a collaboration with the Dutch painter Jan Asselijn, long a resident of Rome.
¶Ad III-V: Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700 I: 44.
 Ad IIX: Two plates from Marot’s Ceiling Sections.
¶Mauban, Jean Marot: Architecte et graveur Parisien 176-177.

Item #08817

Price: $6,800.00