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Lot of 3 folio engravings by Jean le Pautre (1618-82) - 3 leaves - Ornamental Plinths - c. 1660
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Lot of 3 folio engravings by Jean le Pautre (1618-82) - 3 leaves - Ornamental Plinths - c. 1660

On offer 3 engraved ornamental floral plates after Le Pautre, published by Mariette

30.5 x 20.8 cm

Printed in Paris chex P Mariette c 1660, 1751

Strong impression.

These are richly imaginative ornament prints by one of the masters of pure ornament design, a creator of the Louis XIV style. The plates show ornate neoclassical vases from which emerge symmetrically scrolling foliage, arabesques, bouquets, festoons, vines, brocades, ribbons, etc.

Recent hand colour.

The Getty Museum calls “the most important and imaginative ornament engraver of the 17th century”. Elder brother of the architect Antoine Le Pautre, Jean worked for many years at the Gobelins tapestry works, and is famed for his flamboyant designs. He became a member of the Paris Academy in 1677.


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