Artist: Jacques Francois Blondel
Title or Name: Elevation de la facade de L’aile gauche du Chateau de Versailles, du cote qui regarde la Terrasse, au dessus de L’Orangerie
Plate Number: LIV VII No 7 Pl 15
Publication: Architecture Francois ou Recuel des plans, elevations, coupes et profiles…
Date Published: 1752
Medium: Copperplate Engraving
Paper: Laid, Watermarked
Condition: Excellent. This is a double fold-out print with a visible fold line and splice, as issued. Very Large Fold Out Engraving
Matting: Double matted and mounted with acid free materials
Mat Size: 54″ x 24″ Window Size: 42-3/4″ x 13″
Paper Size: 44″ x 17″ Plate Mark: 42-1/2″ x 12-1/2″
Includes: Brief Artist Biography
ID #: M 2922
Prints from this publication are extremely rare
Fine Antique Architectural Engraving
Jacques Francois Blondel the nephew of Francois Blondel, was a famous French architect, architect to the King, founder of the first private school of architecture in France, designed the town hall and Place d Arms at Strasbourg and designed the west portal of the cathedral at Metz. Blondel published not only the “Architecture Francois ou Recueil des plans, elevations, coupes et profiles”, valuable for its engraved views of buildings that have since been destroyed, but also the “Cours d architecture; ou, Traite de la decoration” from 1771-1777.
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