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Classical Architecture.


H.Hulsbergh engraver/ CAMPBELL, Colen Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect, Containing the Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular Buildings, both Public and Private in Great Britain. London.The Authors.1715 5 vols. Folio., 375 engraved plates, including many double-page. Vitruvius Britannicus is indispensable for the study of 17th and 18th-century architecture in England, and occupies its own place in architectural history as the book which established Palladian architecture as the approved style for Britain in the 18th century. Colen Campbell issued the first three volumes between 1715 and 1725. From the set of 375 large engraved illustrations, plans and sections of palaces, country houses, government offices and churches designed by architects from Inigo Jones onwards, with extensive coverage of Wren and Vanbrugh and of Campbell's own designs in the new English Palladian style. A compilation of British domestic architecture of the 17th and 18th century. The first volume, appearing in the same year as Leoni's Palladio, was the earliest manifestation of the new Palladian revival - it was, in fact, Campbell who kindled the flames of Burlington's interest. Large plate engravings being various sizes typically 28cm x 44.5 cm.

Jean Le Pautre Statues in the Garden of Versailles
   Jean LE PAUTRE (French, 1618-1682). Les Statues du Château de Versailles:  Works, Engravings, circa 1672; depicting  statues within the grounds . These depict Hercule et Omphale"/"Jupiter et Junon"/ "Endimion et Diana" / "Comus et Pan"; etc published by by Louis Lerambert (French, 1620-1670)  All in modern simple black frames Images 400 x 290 mm    Jean Le Pautre or Lepautre (28 June 1618 – 2 February 1682) was a French designer and engraver, the elder brother of the architect Antoine Le Pautre and the father of Jacques Le Pautre. Jean Le Pautre was an apprentice to a carpenter and builder. In addition to learning mechanical and constructive work, he developed considerable skill with the pencil. His designs, innumerable in quantity and exuberant in content, consisted mainly of ceilings, friezes, chimney-pieces, doorways and mural decorations. He also devised fire-dogs, sideboards, cabinets, console tables, mirrors and other pieces of furniture. Le Pautre was long employed at the Gobelins manufactory. His work is often very flamboyant and elaborate.  His chimney-pieces, in contrast, were often simple and elegant. His engraved plates, nearly 1,500 in number, are almost entirely original and include a portrait of himself. He made many designs for Andre Charles Boulle. He became a member of the academy of Paris in 1677. Set of seven framed  £485 inc delivery  substantially cheaper delivered

Jean-François Janinet  set of four framed Ruines du Temple D'Auguste a Athenes, Vue des Ruines de L'Aqueduc D'Adrien, Ruines du Temple de Palmyre [and] Ruines du Pelloponoise, circa 1780, four soft ground etchings printed in sanguine, each approximately 280 x 220 mm, mounted, framed and glazed in good line and wash mounts and uniform frames by Jean-François Janinet or François Janinet, born in Paris in 1752 and died  on 1 November 1814 , active towards the end of the Old Regime and during the French Revolution , one of the innovators of   colored engraving.

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