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Porte Cochere, from Book of Portes Cocheres and Church Doors (Livre de Porte Cochere, et Porte d'Église...), Plate 5

Artist:
G. Feuillet (French, about 1675)
Publisher:
Nicolas Bonnart (ca. 1637–1718)
Date:
ca. 1675
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 11 13/16 × 8 3/4 in. (30 × 22.2 cm) Sheet: 12 15/16 × 9 9/16 in. (32.8 × 24.3 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Gift of Estate of Ogden Codman, 1951
Accession Number:
51.644.136(5)
Not on view
Plate 5 of a series of six plates representing portes cocheres and church doors. This design is characterized by a double door within a round arch. At the top, in the tympanum, is a round window with a cornucopia on each side. At the top of the doors are garlands enclosed in frames under which are mascarons representing children. Further down are rectangular frames and at the bottom of the doors are motifs made with lozenges.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 / Echelle de huict pieds.'; 'Chez N. Bonnart, ruë S.t Iacques, à l'aigle, auec priuil'; 'Porte Cochere.'
Estate of Ogden Codman, Jr.; Donor: Estate of Ogden Codman, Jr.
Guilmard 1880, p.111; SKB 1939, nr. 3859
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