Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The wall of a garden with a fountain at center, from Grottes et vues de jardins, plate 2, bound in Oeuvres. Vol. II

Series/Portfolio:
Grottes et vues de jardins
Artist:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Publisher:
Pierre Mariette le fils (French, Paris 1634–1716 Paris)
Published in:
Paris
Date:
17th century
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 3/8 × 8 1/16 in. (34 × 20.5 cm) Plate: 6 5/16 × 9 in. (16 × 22.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.84(2.146)
Not on view
This print is bound in Volume II of Oeuvres. Jombert published his collection of Le Pautre in 1751. Volume II contains "desseins... pour la décoration des Eglises et des Jardins;." This print is part of a series of views of grottos and gardens with figures dressed in the clothing of antiquity. The series was published by Pierre II Mariette and by Jombert in 1751.
Inscription: At lower left: P. Mariette exc
At lower right: 2

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at upper right in ink: 145
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale vol. XII.66.1216; 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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