Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The assasination of Amnon, son of David, from Grandes alcôves à la romaine, plate 1, bound in Oeuvres. Vol. I

Series/Portfolio:
Grandes alcôves à la romaine
Artist:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Publisher:
Pierre Mariette le fils (French, Paris 1634–1716 Paris)
Published in:
Paris
Date:
published 1667
Medium:
Etching; second state of three (Préaud)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 3/16 × 15 1/2 in. (33.5 × 39.4 cm) Plate: 8 11/16 × 11 11/16 in. (22 × 29.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.84(1.78)
Not on view
This print is bound in Volume I of Oeuvres. Jombert published his collection of Le Pautre in 1751. Volume I contains "desseins... pour la décoration des maisons, etouches, edifices;." This print is part is part of a series of six plates depicting grand bedrooms in the Roman style as settings for Biblical scenes and stories from Roman history. The series was published by Jean I Leblond, by Pierre II Mariette in 1667, and by Jombert in 1751.
Inscription: At top center: B
At top center: Grand Alcoves ala Romaine / Nouvellement inventé et grave par I le Pautre / à Paris Chez P. Mareitte rue S. Jacques à l'Esperance 1667
At lower left: Le Potre Inuent et fecit
At bottom center: Mort dAmnon filz de David
At lower right: Auec Priuilege du Roy
At lower right: 1

Marking: On verso of right side of sheet at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale XII.94-95.1309 ii/iii; Destailleur, Artistes Français p.80-118;
SKB 313 (Jombert edition, 1751); Guilmard 68.2 a, b, c (Jombert);
Jessen 3 (Jombert); Fowler p. 151
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