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
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 âthe most important and imaginative ornament engraver of the 17th centuryâ. 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.