Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bassin de 10 pieds de diametre, from Fontaines et bassins, Versailles: planches pour le Cabinet du roi

Series/Portfolio:
Versailles: planches pour le Cabinet du roi
Artist:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Artist:
Depicting a sculpture executed by Louis Lérambert (French, 1614–1670)
Date:
1673
Medium:
Etching and engraving; second state of two (Préaud)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 × 12 5/16 in. (45.7 × 31.3 cm) Sheet: 16 1/16 × 11 5/16 in. (40.8 × 28.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.703.13(2)
Not on view
This print is part of a series of plates executed by Le Pautre for the Cabinet du roi, depicting various pieces that ornamented the park of Versailles. The series are: A. fontaines et bassins, B. Jets d'eau, C. Statues, D. Termes and E. Vases.
Inscription: At lower right: le Potre Sculps. 1673.
At lower left: Bassin de 10 pieds de diamtre, d'vne seule pierre / et au milieu trois petits Joüers d'Instrumens, de / metail doré, qui soutiennent un bassin de bronze / Dans les Jardins de Versailles. / Par Loüis Lerambert de Paris.
At lower right: Lambrum, cujus diameter 10 ped. ex uno / lapide: jn medio tres pueri symphoniaci / aurei aeneam pleuim sustinentes. / In hortis Versalianis. / Opus Ludouici Lerambert Parisinj.

Marking: On verso at lower right: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: Emil Hirsch
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale vol. XI.184-185.344 ii/ii; SKB (1939) 2469
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