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
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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