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13 Antique Prints-GOBELINS HAUTE LISSE-HIGH WARP TAPESTRY-Diderot-Benard-1779
- 13 Antique prints, titled: 'Tapisserie de Haute Lisse des Gobelins. ' - Plate 1-13 on 8 sheets: 'Tapis de Haute Lisse des Gobelins'. (Gobelin High Warp Tapestry). This complete series of plates show the craftsmen of Gobelins making (wall) tapestries with various techniques and looms/spinning wheels. Set of 13 plates dealing with high warp tapistry, the warp threads are hung or strung vertically. The plates show the workshop, machines, tools etc. On ebay we can only show 12 plates. Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: This print originates from "Receuil de Planches, pour la Nouvelle Edition du Dictionnaire Raisonne", an accompanying plate volume for a quarto size Diderot / d'Alembert Encyclopedia ed., which was published in Geneva by Pellet, ca. 1779. It is based on the original 'Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers [.].' which was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Robert Benard' after 'Diderot and d'Alembert'. Robert Benard 1734–1777 was an 18th-century French engraver. Benard is mainly famous for having supplied a significant amount of plates (at least 1,800) to the Encyclopedie by Diderot & d'Alembert from 1751. Several engravers including J.A.Defehrt and Bonaventure/Benoit-Louis Prevost after J.R Lucotte or Goussier worked under his direction. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. Condition: Very good, given age. Occasional light staining and soiling. Damp stain in the left side of the margin. Some with original middle fold. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: C319-15-18 The overall size is ca. 15.7 x 11.5 inch. The image size is ca. 13.9 x 9.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 39.8 x 29.1 cm. The image size is ca. 35.4 x 24.5 cm.
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