Ceiling decoration with two putti throwing flowers at the center, from Plafonds modernes, plate 11, bound in Oeuvres. Vol. I

Plafonds modernes
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Pierre Mariette le fils (French, Paris 1634–1716 Paris)
Published in:
17th century
Etching; second state of two (Préaud)
Sheet: 13 9/16 × 8 1/4 in. (34.5 × 21 cm)
Plate: 5 5/16 × 7 11/16 in. (13.5 × 19.5 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
Not on view
This print is bound in Volume I of Oeuvres. Jombert published his collection of Le Pautre in 1751. Volume I contains "desseins... pour la décoration des maisons, etouches, edifices;." This print is part of a series of six plates deicting new ceiling decorations. The series was published by Pierre II Mariette around 1656-57 and was republished by Jombert in 1751.
Inscription: At lower left: P. Mariette Avec Privilege

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
On recto at upper right in ink: 157
Vendor: James Rimell & Son (British)
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale XII.233.1827 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