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 Jean Le Pautre /le Potre / Lepautre  et al. (1618-1682) artist and engraver Prints of Fountains at the Gardens of Versailles Paris: Engraved for the 'Cabinet du Roi' ie printed at Versailles as in le Brun, mostly second edition  ( 1st is unlettered) Copperplate engravings 23 x 18 inches, average overall 16 x 11.25 inches, average plate mark Set of five framed prints depicting details of the some of the numerous fountains and sculptures executed for Louis XIV's gardens at Versailles made by  French sculptors of the 17th century. These show some of the  achievements of  the Baroque . The fountains include figures of classical mythology, predominantly cherubs, and  often decorated in the “grotto” taste with sea life and encrusted shells. Jean Lepautre (or Le Paultre)  a  French designer and engraver based in  Pairs, and  member of the Academy in 1667. ** In very solid hardwood, gilt designer  frames . They would ship within the Uk but unsuitable for exports and way cheaper collected as shipping would be at least  £40 each**




Bassin de 10 pieds de diamètre. d'une seule pierre, et au milieu trois petits joueurs d'instruments Labrum, cujus diameter 10 ped ex uno lapide, in medio tres pueri symfoniaci aurei.... The title describes this as a basin by Louis Lerambert of Paris, measuring 10 square feet, made from a single stone, and in the middle three little children of gilded metal, supporting a bronze basin. Lerambert (1620-1670), the godson of Louis XIII, was received into the Academy in 1663. He created numerous works for Versailles including statues and fountains. Engraving image size Height: 388 millimetres Width: 282 millimetres £385 each framed inc delivery






Bassin de 10 pieds en carré, d'une seule pierre, et au milieu trois petits enfants
... Labrum ex uno lapide, 10 ped ab omni parte latum in medio tres pueri aurei...  Fountain from the gardens of Versailles: square basin with at centre a sculpted group representing three boys supporting a tray of fruits and vegetables; lettered state. 1673 Etching and engraving The title describes this as a basin by Louis Lerambert of Paris, measuring 10 square feet, made from a single stone, and in the middle three little children of gilded metal, supporting a bronze basin. Lerambert (1620-1670), the godson of Louis XIII, was received into the Academy in 1663. He created numerous works for Versailles including statues and fountains. Engraving image size Height: 388 millimetres Width: 282 millimetres £385 each framed inc delivery





Bassin de 10 pieds en carré, d'une seule pierre, et au milieu trois petits danseurs de métal doré
... Labrum ex uno lapide, 10 ped. ab omni parte latum in medio tres pueri saltantes... Fountain from the gardens of Versailles: square basin with at centre a sculpted group representing three boys supporting a tray of grapes; lettered state. 1672.... The title describes this as a basin by Louis Lerambert of Paris, measuring 10 square feet, made from a single stone, and in the middle three little children of gilded metal, supporting a bronze basin. Lerambert (1620-1670), the godson of Louis XIII, was received into the Academy in 1663. He created numerous works for Versailles including statues and fountains. Engraving image size Height: 388 millimetres Width: 282 millimetres £385 each framed inc delivery





Bassin de 10 pieds de diamètre, d'une seule pierre et au milieu deux jeunes filles avec un petit amour.

.. Labrum cujus diameter 10 ped ex uno lapide in medio duae puellulae aureae cum cupidine... Description Fountain from the gardens of Versailles: circular basin with at centre a sculpted group representing two draped girls and a boy supporting a basket of flowers; lettered state. 1673 The title describes this as a basin by Louis Lerambert of Paris, measuring 10 square feet, made from a single stone, and in the middle three little children of gilded metal, supporting a bronze basin. Lerambert (1620-1670), the godson of Louis XIII, was received into the Academy in 1663. He created numerous works for Versailles including statues and fountains.  Engraving image size Height: 388 millimetres Width: 282 millimetres £385 each framed inc delivery
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Deux Amours de bronze, qui se jouent avec une écrevisse de mer, laquelle fait un jet d'eau Duo cupiines ex aere, ad astacum marinum ludentes e cujus faucibus aqua in altum exilit.  A statue from the gardens of Versailles representing two winged putto wrestling a crayfish which is spurting water; the sculpted group is set at the top of a fountain adorned with shells and rocks; lettered state. 1677 Etching and engraving r, by the sculptor Jacques Houseau of Bar-sur-aube. Engraving image size Height: 388 millimetres Width: 282 millimetres. £385 each framed inc delivery
Vases de Sepulchre + Vases Cineraires
From " Gli antichi sepolcri, overo, Mausolei Romani, et Etruschi, trouati in Roma & in altri luoghi celebri : nelli quali si contengono molte erudite memorie"" by Bartoli, Pietro Santi, 1635-1700 Published date 1695-1697 Topics Sepulchral monuments, Tombs Publisher In Rome : Nella stamperia di Antonio de Rossi ... Pietro Santi Bartoli (also Sante or Santo; 1635 – 7 November 1700) was an Italian engraver, draughtsman and painter.He moved to Rome in 1635 as a youth, there he studied painting under Jean Lemaire and Poussin, but abandoned it to devote himself entirely to engraving and as an antiquarian for Christina, Queen of Sweden. He engraved and etched many Roman monuments, £145 PAIR inc delivery


Venus wounded in the Hand

The Iliad of Homer Engraved From the Compositions of John Flaxman, R.A., Sculptor Designer: John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London) Engraved by William Blake ( 1757–1827 ) Mainly engraved Tommaso Piroli ( 1752–1824) Engraved James Parker ( 1750–1805 ) Published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme and  Robert Harding Evans (British, 1778–1857)  1805  line engraving Page dimensions: 27.6 x 44.6 x 1.8 cm. According to Worldcat, there have been 11 editions of Flaxman's "Illustrations to Homer's Iliad" published after 1783. These are on rag hand tinted so suspect a middle date c 1805-10 £45 inc delivery

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Thetis Entreating Jupiter ( by Blake)

The Iliad of Homer Engraved From the Compositions of John Flaxman, R.A., Sculptor Designer: John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London) Engraved by William Blake ( 1757–1827 ) Mainly engraved Tommaso Piroli ( 1752–1824) Engraved James Parker ( 1750–1805 ) Published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme and  Robert Harding Evans (British, 1778–1857)  1805  line engraving Page dimensions: 27.6 x 44.6 x 1.8 cm. According to Worldcat, there have been 11 editions of Flaxman's "Illustrations to Homer's Iliad" published after 1783. These are on rag hand tinted so suspect a middle date c 1805-10 £45 inc delivery

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Ulysses Weeps at the song

The Iliad of Homer Engraved From the Compositions of John Flaxman, R.A., Sculptor Designer: John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London) Engraved by William Blake ( 1757–1827 ) Mainly engraved Tommaso Piroli ( 1752–1824) Engraved James Parker ( 1750–1805 ) Published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme and  Robert Harding Evans (British, 1778–1857)  1805  line engraving Page dimensions: 27.6 x 44.6 x 1.8 cm. According to Worldcat, there have been 11 editions of Flaxman's "Illustrations to Homer's Iliad" published after 1783. These are on rag hand tinted so suspect a middle date c 1805-10 £45 inc delivery

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Phemius Singing  to the Suitors

The Iliad of Homer Engraved From the Compositions of John Flaxman, R.A., Sculptor Designer: John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London) Engraved by William Blake ( 1757–1827 ) Mainly engraved Tommaso Piroli ( 1752–1824) Engraved James Parker ( 1750–1805 ) Published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme and  Robert Harding Evans (British, 1778–1857)  1805  line engraving Page dimensions: 27.6 x 44.6 x 1.8 cm. According to Worldcat, there have been 11 editions of Flaxman's "Illustrations to Homer's Iliad" published after 1783. These are on rag hand tinted so suspect a middle date c 1805-10 £45 inc delivery

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Juno & Minerva Going to Assist the Greeks

The Iliad of Homer Engraved From the Compositions of John Flaxman, R.A., Sculptor Designer: John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London) Engraved by William Blake ( 1757–1827 ) Mainly engraved Tommaso Piroli ( 1752–1824) Engraved James Parker ( 1750–1805 ) Published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme and  Robert Harding Evans (British, 1778–1857)  1805  line engraving Page dimensions: 27.6 x 44.6 x 1.8 cm. According to Worldcat, there have been 11 editions of Flaxman's "Illustrations to Homer's Iliad" published after 1783. These are on rag hand tinted so suspect a middle date c 1805-10 £35 inc delivery creased and loss to right edge BUT the largest plate and will frame

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  Urns 1 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. Mounted in wash line mounts  £55 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**





  Urns 2 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. Mounted in wash line mounts  £55 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**





  Urns 3 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. Mounted in wash line mounts  £55 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**





Urns 137 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. unmounyed  £35 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**




Cartouches  plate 134 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. unmounyed  £35 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**






Cartouches  plate 135 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. unmounyed  £35 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**




Cartouches  plate 129 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. unmounyed  £35 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**




Cartouches  plate 130 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. unmounyed  £35 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**




Cartouches  plate 128 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. unmounyed  £35 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**




Cartouches  plate 133 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. unmounyed  £25 each ** paper slightly toned edge tear**




Cartouches  plate 110 from Jacobo Gibbs' "BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE" ... The engraver was  Elisha Kirkall .Gibbs published the first edition of A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments in 1728, dedicated to one of his patrons John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. It was a folio of his building designs both executed and not, as well as numerous designs for ornaments and including 150 engraved plates covering 380 different designs. He was the first British architect to publish a book devoted to his own designs. The major works illustrated include St Martin-in-the-Fields (including the unexecuted version with a circular nave), St Mary le Strand, the complete schemes for King's College Cambridge and the Public Building (including the Senate House) at Cambridge University, numerous designs for medium-sized country houses, garden building and follies, obelisks and memorial columns, church memorials and monuments, as well as wrought-iron work, fireplaces, window and door surrounds, Cartouche (design) and urns. unmounyed  £35 each inc delivery ** paper slightly toned**





Urne Cineraire . M le President Boisot 1695
 Presume to be the funerary urn of Jean-Baptiste Boisot (July 1638 – 4 December 1694)  who was a French abbot, bibliophile, £35 inc delivery


 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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