Record number 06/431
Author Assas Y Ereño, Manuel de, 1813 - 1880
TitleMonumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Salon De La Casa De Mesa; Por Don Manuel De Assas, Comendador De La Real Y Distinguida Órden Española De Cárlos III, Caballero De La Real Órden Americana De Isabel La Católica, Académico Correspondiente De La Real De La Historia Y De La Arqueológica De Bélgica, Profesor De Arqueología En La Escuela Superior De Diplomática, Oficial De Primer Grado Del Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Abogado De Los Tribunales De La Nacion, Etc., Etc.
ImprintMadrid:: Publícase á expensas del Estado, bajo la inspeccion de la Real Academia De Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Editor: El Excmo. Señor Don José Gil Dorregaray., MDCCCLXXVIII., Imprenta De Fortanet Y Calcografía Nacional.
Physical Description[2], 4, [2] p., [3] pl.: [3] illus.; 749 mm.
Physical Description NoteThe plates do not carry numbers but are assigned numbers I, II and III in the Índice.
Content Format Note[T.p.] - [Text] - Monumentos Arquitectonicos De España. Salon De La Casa De Mesa. Índice De Esta Monografía - [Plates].
Summary NoteSome copies have bound in the paper cover of this cuaderno, of which the title reads, 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Publicados de Rl. Orden y por disposicion del Ministerio de Fomento. Cuaderno No.'

The titles are in Spanish; the text is in Spanish and French in parallel.

The text describes the fourteenth-century Casa de Mesa in Toledo, a large reception-hall in Arabesque 'Mudéjar' style. This style continued in use in Spain into the sixteenth century. In the nineteenth century the style was revived - generally being called 'Mudejar Revival' in Spain and 'Moorish Revival' elsewhere.

The three plates show 'Detalles Del Salon De La Casa Llamada De Mesa (Toledo)'. In-text illustrations consist of a title-page vignette, head-piece ('Ajimez') and decorated initial.

The decorated initial is printed in color.
Responsibility NoteThe plates are signed as drawn by L. Martin y Menendez, and as engraved by J. Pi Margall or E. Buxó.

Both carry the printer's imprint of the Calcografia De La Impta. Nl.

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by F. Madrazo and engraved by D. Martinez; the headpiece, as drawn by S. Viaplana and engraved by F.P. Baquera; the decorated initial is unsigned.
SubjectArchitecture - Monuments - Architecture details - Sculpture - Bas-reliefs - Public buildings - Spain - Castilla La Mancha - Toledo - Casa De Mesa - History - 14th century - Mudéjar
Art history - Spain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Colour printing - Chromolithographs - Lithographs - Spain - 19th century
ReferencesA history of the 'Moorish Revival' in the English-speaking world is J. Sweetman, The Oriental obession: Islamic inspiration in British and American art and architecture 1500 - 1920 (1988).
Binding Note19th-century quarter brown calf, red cloth-covered boards; rebacked in 20th century, retaining earlier spine-piece lettered 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España - Tom. IV. - La Cámara Santa De La catedral De Oviedo - Antigua Sinagoga Hoy Igl. S. Maria La Blanca - Capilla De Santiago En Santa Maria - Salon De La Casa De Mesa - Tríptico-Relicario De Monasterio Cisterciense De Piedra En Aragon' and 'R.A.' Bound with others.
Variant TitleSalon De La Casa De Mesa
Contributors Gil Dorregaray, José, 1882
Fortanet, T., fl. ca. 1876 - 1878?, printer
Madrazo Y Küntz, Federico de, 1815 - 1894, draughtsman
Martinez, D., fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Martin y Menendez, L., fl. ca. 1878?, draughtsman
Viaplana Casamala, Santiago, fl. ca. 1866 - 1879?, draughtsman
Pi y Margall, Joaquim, 1830 - 1891, engraver
Buxó, Esteban, fl. 1859 - 1905, engraver
Baquero, F. Perez, fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Spain. Ministerio De Fomento
Spain. Imprenta Y Calcografía Nacional. printer
Spain. Ministerio De Fomento. publisher
Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid). publisher
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