Art/ Collection/ Art Object

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

Series/Portfolio:
Fontaines et bassins, Versailles: planches pour le Cabinet du roi
Artist:
Jean Le Pautre (French, Paris 1618–1682 Paris)
Artist:
Depicting a sculpture executed by Pierre Le Gros the Elder (French, 1629–1714)
Date:
1672
Medium:
Etching and engraving; second sate of two (Préaud)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 3/4 × 12 7/16 in. (45.1 × 31.6 cm) Plate: 16 × 11 5/16 in. (40.6 × 28.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.100.835
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 scculps. 1672.
At lower left: Bassin de 10 pieds en quarré, d'une seule pierre, / et au milieu trois petits Danseurs de metail / doré, qui sôutiennent un bassin de bronze. A Versailles. / Par Pierre le Gros de Chartres.
At lower right: Labrum ex vno lapide, 10 ped. ab omni / parte latum; in medio tres Pueri saltantes / aurei, pelium æneam sustinentes. In hortis Versal. / Opus Petri le Gros Carnutei

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: Charles Stehlin
Préaud, Bibliothèque Nationale vol. XI.184.339 ii/ii; SKB (1939) 2469; Chalcographie XIV.36
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