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.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
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