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Classical Architecture.


 Pierre Mariette (1660-1751 )  C1690 Engraved prints Engravings  Size Approx ( including margins as shown ) 13.5" X 9" ( 345 X 230 ). P Mariette   produced several hundred engravings both from his own drawings and from those of his competitors. Just to make attribution fun it is labelled P Mariette when there were four of  them great grandfather Pierre Mariette 1596–1657 /grandfather Pierre Mariette (1634–1716) /father  Jean  Pierre Mariette (1660–1742) /son  Pierre-Jean Mariette (7 May 1694 – 10 September 1774).
According to the National Trust these are by  Pierre Mariette II (Paris 1634 - Paris 1716)which fits with paper type (their copies are disgusting condition)
Actually from  a booklet similar to " Fontaines et Jardins avec Sujets d'histoire tirés de la fable, inventés et gravés par J. le Pautre, en six planches " Jean Le Pautre,, born 1618 - died 1682 (etcher who worked  within the French palaces including Versailles ) Jean Mariette, (publisher and engraver for first edition).  Reprinted and published between 1660-1742  by Pierre II for a  later edition without letters so likely to be after Le Pautre's death to avoid being sued. Jean Le Pautre or Lepautre was a French designer and engraver, the elder brother of the architect Antoine Le Pautre and the father of Jacques Le Pautre.  £85 each inc delivery














Set of 6 classical garden /pastoral scenes
A finely engraved copperplate engraving on  hand-made paper,  engraved by Pierre Mariette.  From Jean Le Pautre original engravings of French gardens   Published in Paris: for the engraver, 1660- 1742 . £385 set delivered inc delivery 

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