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Livre d' Autel

  • Object:

    Design for an altar

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    1690 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dolívar, Juan, born 1641 (engraver)
    Lepautre, Marguerite (Madame) (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 15

Physical description

One of six engraved designs for altars

Place of Origin

Paris (published)


1690 (published)


Dolívar, Juan, born 1641 (engraver)
Lepautre, Marguerite (Madame) (publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in the lower right of the plate:

'Auec privil du Roi / 1690'

Lettered in the lower centre of the plate:

'Nouveau Livre d' Autel / .... / Chez Madame le Pautre . Sous le Charniers St. Inocent'


Height: 22.2 cm To plate mark, Width: 15.4 cm To plate mark

Descriptive line

Juan Dolivar. Title plate from a suite of six designs for altars from a suite entitled 'Livre d' Autel'. Paris, 1690.

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

(Berlin II) Berlin Staatlich Museen., Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin and Leipzig, 1936-39, 3714.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.


Printing ink




Ornament prints; Christianity; Designs; Architectural fittings; Prints; Religion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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