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Print - Fontaines & Jardins avec sujets d'Histoire, tires de la Fable, Inventés & gravés par J. le Pautre.  En Six Planches
  • Fontaines & Jardins avec sujets d'Histoire, tires de la Fable, Inventés & gravés par J. le Pautre. En Six Planches
    Le Pautre, Jean, born 1618 - died 1682
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Fontaines & Jardins avec sujets d'Histoire, tires de la Fable, Inventés & gravés par J. le Pautre. En Six Planches

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    late 17th century - early 18th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Pautre, Jean, born 1618 - died 1682 (etcher)
    Mariette, Jean (publisher)
    Jombert, Charles-Antoine, born 1712 - died 1784 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on laid paper

  • Museum number:

    29483:32

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 86, box A

Physical description

Mythological scene in a garden. In the left foreground are the three daughters of Cecrops, startled as they lift the lid off a basket; out of the basket emerges a child, Ericthonius, with the tail of a serpent. On either side of the scene are groves of trees; in the grove to the right stands Minerva, holding a shield and spear, and accompanied by a crow. In the background is a pavilion and fountains.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

late 17th century - early 18th century (published)

Artist/maker

Le Pautre, Jean, born 1618 - died 1682 (etcher)
Mariette, Jean (publisher)
Jombert, Charles-Antoine, born 1712 - died 1784 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Palla donna en garde aux trois filles de Cecrops une Corbeille ou estoit Ericton (Enfant né de Vulcain sans pere) mais a peine fut-elle partie qu' aglaure l'une des 3. l'ouvrit et fit voir a ses 2 soeurs cet Enfant monstreux, ce qui luy fut revelé par la Corneille quelle changea en Corbeau. I. Mariette excuit cum Pri.'
Lettered

'I. le Paultre In. et Scul.'
Lettered within the design

'4'
Numbered

Dimensions

Height: 18.1 cm cut to, Width: 26.5 cm cut to

Object history note

In the reissued volume this set was entitled 'Fontaines et Jardins avec Sujets d'histoire tirés de la fable, inventés et gravés par J. le Pautre, en six planches' (Guilmard, p.74:95; Berlin, p.49:95). Although it is not clear whether they were actually published at the same time, numbers 29483:28-33 represent the complete set.

Descriptive line

A mythological scene in a garden with a fountain, showing the daughters of Cecrops releasing Erichthonius from his basket. One of six plates from the set 'Fontaines et Jardins avec Sujets d'histoire tirés de la fable'. Etching by Jean le Pautre, published late 17th-early 18th century.

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

Guilmard, Desiré. Les Maitres Ornemanistes.: Écoles Françaises, Italienne, Allemande et des Pays-Bas. Paris: E. Plon, 1880, p.74: 95.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin. Berlin and Leipzig, 1939. p.49: 95.

Production Note

The works of Jean le Pautre were reissued by Charles-Antoine Jombert under the title Oeuvres d’architecture, 3 vols (Paris,1751). These volumes contain a list of the reissued sets, and each are numbered. The majority of the title plates in each set are printed with the name of Jombert and the publication date of 1751; however, the other plates, like those in the original issues, are lettered with the names of the publishers Jean or Pierre Mariette. It is unclear whether this plate was published by Jean Mariette or reissued by Jombert.

Materials

Laid paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Serpent; Crow; Pavilion; Shield; Spear; Child; Deformity; Garden; Groves; Fountain; Basket

Categories

Prints; Myths & Legends; Gardens & Gardening; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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