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Wicar, Jean-Baptiste Joseph; Claude Louis Masquelier;Antoine Mongez;Leopold II Holy Roman Emperor, dedicatee;Jean Duplessis-Bertaux, engraver;Titian, source artist;Guido Reni, source artist;Pietro da Cortona, source artist;Palazzo Pitti (Florence);Imprimerie De La Galerie De Florence, printer
Tableaux, Statues, Bas-Reliefs Et Camées De La Galerie De Florence Et Du Palais Pitti, Dessinés Par Wicar, Peintre, Et Gravés Sous La Direction De C.L. Masquelier, Ex-Pensionnaire De L'Académie De France A Rome; Avec Les Explications, Par Mongez, Membre De L'Institut De France, Classe Des Sciences Et Des Arts. Tome Premier. (- Quatrième.) First edition.
Paris : Chez Lacombe . de l'imprimerie de la Galerie de Florence-1814, 1789. 4 vols. Folio. 54 x 35cm. Half contemporary roan and green boards. Two of the covers with repaired front edges. Few pages with waterstaining in the top margins. Minor foxing and tissue guards in place. .The 4 volumes were published over 25 years in 50 livraisons, each with 4 engraved plates. Many of the plates have both a reproduction of a painting by a Renaissance master and a related antique sculpture.The Royal Academy description:Vol. I: [Frontis, t.p., add. t.p., dedic.] - Galerie De Florence: Histoire Abrégée De La Galerie; Explication Du Frontispice; Remarques - [Plates with texts]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - [Plates with texts]. - Vol. III: [T.p.] - [Plates with texts]. - Vol. IV: [T.p.] - [Plates with texts] - Tableau Des 50 Livraisons De La Galerie De Florence.The frontispiece of Volume I is signed as drawn by Moitte and engraved by Marais. All other plates are signed as drawn by J.B. Wicar (except in Vol. I two pl. signed as drawn by Lacombe; in Vol. II. one pl. signed as drawn by Lacombe; in Vol. III ten signed as drawn by Chasselat fils, one by Chasselat père and one by P. Chasselat; in Vol. IV 11 by Chasselat, 10 by Chasselat fils, one by C. Chasselat, 7 by Deveria), and engraved by L. Pauquet, D. Bertaux, R.U. Massard, L.J. Masquelier, Duparc, B.A. Nicol(l)et, H. Guttenberg (or Guttemberg), J. Mathieu, Marais, Marêt, Morel, Patas, Danbrun (or Dambrun), G.R. Le Villain (or Levillain), Cl. Niquet, Noel Le Mire, B.L. Henriquez, P.G. Langlois, Vinc. Langlois le jeune, freres Langlois, Malapeau, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
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