Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fountain within a border with two river gods at lower left and lower right, from Fontaines mobiles, plate 2, bound in Oeuvres. Vol. III

Series/Portfolio:
Fontaines mobiles
Artist:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Publisher:
Jean I Leblond (French, ca. 1590–1666 Paris)
Published in:
Paris
Date:
17th century
Medium:
Etching; first state of four (Préaud)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 5/8 × 8 1/16 in. (27 × 20.5 cm) Plate: 8 3/8 × 5 7/8 in. (21.2 × 15 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.84(3.152)
Not on view
This print is bound in Volume III of Oeuvres. Jombert published his collection of Le Pautre in 1751. Volume III contains "desseins d'orfeverie, serrurerie, etc.;" This print is part of a series of five plates depicting moveable fountains. The series was published by Jean I Leblond, by Gérard I Jollain, and by Jean-Louis Huot.
Inscription: At lower left: le Blond auec Priuilege
At lower right: I. Potre In et fe.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at upper right in ink: 152
On recto at upper right in ink: 10
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale vol. XII.146.1515 i/iv; Destailleur, Artistes Franças 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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