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Print - Projet D'Un Plafond De Peinture Pour la chapelle de la Vierge de St. Sulpice de Paris
  • Projet D'Un Plafond De Peinture Pour la chapelle de la Vierge de St. Sulpice de Paris
    Aveline, Pierre Alexandre, born 1702 - died 1760
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Projet D'Un Plafond De Peinture Pour la chapelle de la Vierge de St. Sulpice de Paris

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1745 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aveline, Pierre Alexandre, born 1702 - died 1760 (engraver)
    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)
    Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.254-1967

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Q, shelf 15

Physical description

Plate depicting a design for a painted ceiling representing the Assumption of the Virgin, for the church of St. Sulpice, Paris.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

ca.1745 (published)

Artist/maker

Aveline, Pierre Alexandre, born 1702 - died 1760 (engraver)
Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)
Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Projet D'Un Plafond De Peinture Pour la chapelle de la Vierge de St. Sulpice de Paris'
'J. A. Meissonnier inv. A Paris chés Huquier rue St. Jacque au coin de celle des Mathurins. C.P.R. P. Aveline Sculp.'
'R'
Lettered, and with publisher's series letter

'105'
Numbered: the number '105' appears twice in the set, and in this instance was presumably intended as '108'

Dimensions

Height: 35.8 cm, Width: 41.3 cm

Object history note

From the 'Oeuvre de Juste Aurèle Meissonnier', a volume of engravings after the works of the French designer, architect and goldsmith, Juste Aurèle Meissonnier (1695-1750). These were issued in three editions between 1742 and 1750. The designs of Meissonnier had previously been published in printed sets or cahiers by Chereau the publisher, and were advertised in the Mercure in March 1734.

This plate is one of eight, on seven sheets, (series letter R), depicting architectural designs and plans, including projects for altars in St. Sulpice and St. Leu, Paris, and for St. Aignan, Orleans, a project for the façade of St. Sulpice, and for a painted ceiling representing the Assumption of the Virgin.

Descriptive line

Plate depicting a design by Juste Aurèle Meissonnier for the ceiling of the church of St. Sulpice, Paris. From a set of plates (8 on 7 sheets) engraved by Pierre Alexandre Aveline, and published by Gabriel Huquier (series letter R), ca.1745.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Ceiling; Mural

Categories

Prints; Religion; Christianity

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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