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About this Item: [Paris: c1800]., 1800. large folio. engraved title by G.I.B.Scotin after Bérain & 28 engraved plates drawn & engraved by Bérain, Chauveau & Le Moine. 19th century half morocco (extremities worn, spine with a few scars, paper lightly embrowned, most plates with some foxing - 12 significantly so, all plates mounted on stubs). The title is dated 1710 but this is a later issue on thick wove paper. The plates show the wall and ceiling ornaments of Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre drawn and engraved by Bérain (11), and those for doors and wall paneling of Louis XIV's apartment in the Tuileries drawn and engraved by François Chauveau (13) and Jean Le Moine (4). Charles Le Brun, one of the twelve original members of the Académie de Peinture et Sculpture founded in 1648 and first painter to the King (1664) was in charge of the project, which was begun after a fire in 1661, when the space was restored and enlarged. "Le Brun's project for the Galerie d'Apollon is a triumph of mythological decoration, and one of his most powerful works. It also reveals the enduring influence of Poussin on Le Brun.The theme of Le Brun's decoration for the Galerie d'Apollon is Apollo, god of the sun, represented in the effects of light on the hours, months, seasons, elements, and hemispheres. Henry Jouin (1889) describes the magnificently worked out representation as a "poem to the aspects of nature." The greatest artists and sculptors of the time contributed to this decoration, under the direction of Le Brun. But despite the fact that work on the project extended over a period of twenty years, it was never completed. It was taken up again only in the nineteenth century by architect Félix Duban and painter Eugène Delacroix. Delacroix is responsible for the design of the center ceiling panel, which does not follow the original ideas of Le Brun." (Millard) Berlin Kat. 4037. Brunet I 1443. Millard 21. Seller Inventory # ARAneBER55

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Bérain, Jean, Chauveau, François & François Le Moyne. Ornamental décor for the Louvre and the Tuilleries under Louis XIV

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From: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB (London, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Paris, 1860. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Special Edition. Bérain, Jean, Chauveau, François & François Le Moyne.(artists) Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d’Apollon, au chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand Appartement du Roy, au Palais de Tuilleries. Dessinez et gravez par les Srs. Berain, Chauveau, et le Moine. [Paris c1860] Large 4to. (Overall size 485x 400mm; plate size 360 x 252mm.) 29 engraved plates (28 numbered) by by Jean Bérain, François Chauveau, and François Le Moyne. Title engraved by G[érard] J[ean] B[aptiste] Scotin after Jean Bérain is dated 1710. Half morocco, 19th century marbled boards. A selection of ornamental detail of painted decorative panels in the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre and the royal apartments in the Tuilleries palace in the final years of the reign of Louis XIV. Plates 2 – 12 engraved and drawn by Jean Bérain (1640-1711) depict trumeaux and ceilings in the Apollo Gallery; plates 13-25 engraved and drawn by François Chauveau (1613-1676) represent the ornamental doors of the Gallery; plates 26-29 engraved and drawn by François Le Moyne (1638-1713) with details of panels in the Grand apartments of the Tuilleries Palace. artments of the Tuilleries Palace. The restored Apollo Gallery became the first royal gallery under Louis XIV and later a model for the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Outer edges of margins occasionally with light traces of age staining, otherwise in very good condition. Cf. Guilmard, Les maitres ornamentistes, 880, no 29. Seller Inventory # ABE-8856451809621424357

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Description de la Grotte de Versailles. (Relié: FELIBIEN (André) -

About this Item: Imprimerie Royale, 1679. Couverture rigide. Condition: Bon. in-folio (50 x 34,5 cm), veau havane marbré, dos à 6 nerfs orné du chiffre de Louis XIV et de fleurs de lys, triple filet encadrant les plats avec armes royales au centre, dentelle sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). La Description de la Grotte de Versailles est illustrée de 20 planches gravées, les Ornemens de 29 planches. Quelques défauts et frottements, une planche brunie (voir photos). Seller Inventory # 29217

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