Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Frieze with an eagle holding serpents from the head of a Gorgon in its mouth, from Rinceaux de frises et de feuillages, plate 5, bound in Oeuvres. Vol. IV

Series/Portfolio:
Rinceaux de frises et de feuillages
Artist:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Publisher:
Jean Mariette (French, Saint Benoît 1660–1742 Paris)
Published in:
Paris
Date:
17th century
Medium:
Etching; second state of two (Préaud)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 9/16 × 8 1/4 in. (34.5 × 21 cm) Plate: 5 5/8 × 8 1/4 in. (14.3 × 21 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.84(4.75)
Not on view
This print is bound in Volume IV of Oeuvres. Jombert published his collection of Le Pautre in 1751. Volume IV contains "desseins d'ornemens et trophées d'armes;" This print is part of a series of six plates depicting friezes with rinceaux. The series was published by Nicolas Langlois, by Jean Mariette, and by Jombert in 1751.
Inscription: At lower left: A Paris Chez I. Mariette Rue St. Jacques aux Colonnes d'Hercule.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at upper right in ink: 75
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale vol. XII.179.1625 ii/ii; 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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