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