Record number 06/4462
Author Raoul-Rochette, Désiré, 1789 - 1854
TitleMonumens Inédits D'Antiquité Figurée, Grecque, Étrusque Et Romaine, Recueillis Et Publés Par M. Raoul-Rochette, Conservateur Du Cabinet Des Médailles Et Antiques, Professeur D'Archéologie, Membre De L'Institut De France, Membre Honoraire Ou Correspondant Des Académies D'Archéologie De Rome Et De Naples, De L'Athenée De Venise, De L'Académie D'Histoire De Madrid, De La Société Royale Des Sciences De Goettingue, Des Académies De Saint-Petersbourg, De Munich Et De Berlin. Première Partie. Cycle Héroïque.
ImprintParis.: Imprimé Par Autorisation Du Roi, Du 11 Décembre 1827, A L'Imprimerie Royale. -, M DCCC XXXIII.
Physical Description[4], viii, 430 p., 80 [i.e. 93] pl.: illus.; 533 mm. (Folio.)
Physical Description NoteThere are bis pl. 29, 31, 33, 42, 49, 57, 67, 72 and ter pl. 10, 26, 44. Five plates are folding (pl. 12, 20, 34, 45, 58). In the Royal Academy's copy they are bound in in irregular order: 1-3, 10, 4, 10A, 8, 9, 6, 7, 10B, 11, 12, 22, 15, 19, 13, 14, 16, 18, 17, 20, 21, 24, 23, 25, 26A, 46, 26B, 26, 27-29, 43, [illegible, prob. 30?], 31A, 31, 34, 32, 33, 47, 33, 29A, 45, 36-38, 35, 41, 39, 40, 44, 44A, 42, 42A, 48, 44, 51, 63, 49, 50, 76, 49A, 52-7, 66, 57A, 60, 79, 67A, 67, 58, 59, 80, 65, 62, 64, 61, 68, 69, 72, 73, 72A, 74, 75, 77, 78, 70, 71.
Content Format Note[Half-t., t.p.] - Préface - [Text and plates] - Explication Des Planches Et Vignettes.
Summary NoteThe date of 1828 is carried by plates 6 and 22. Only this 'Première Partie' was published.

The text is divided into five sections: Achilleide; Oresteide; Odysseide; Appendice; Additions Et Corrections.

The plates are mostly outline drawings, taken from vases, mirrors, paintings and other ancient sources; but five are printed in colour (pl. 18, 31A, 44, 44A, 64).
Responsibility NoteSeveral plates are unsigned; but most are signed as drawn by Arnout, Vauthier, Granger, Francesco Inghirami, Muret or L. Dupré, and engraved by St Ange (pl. 1, 40) or lithographed by Villain, Engelmann, Raban, Muret, Thierry Frères, Th. Delarue or Lemercier.
SubjectMythology, Greek - Heroes - Iconography
Art, Greek - Art, Etruscan - Art, Roman - Paintings, Greek - Narrative art - Epic poetry - Greece - History
Art history - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Colour printing - France - 19th century
Name as Subject Homer, Iliad
Homer, Odyssey
Aeschylus, ca. 525 B.C. - 456 B.C., Oresteia
Achilles (Greek mythology)
Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Orestes (Greek mythology)
ReferencesOn Homer and on Greek mythology in art see the bibliographic notes on F. Inghirami, Galleria Omerica (1831) and V. Cartari, Les images des dieux (1581).
Copy NoteImperfect: wanting pl. 5.
Binding Note19th-century quarter red morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Raoul-Rochette - Monumens Inédits D'Antiquité Figurée'.
ProvenancePurchased for RA Library in 1883 (see RA Annual Report for 1883, p. 47).
Variant TitleIliad
Odyssey
Oresteia
Contributors Inghirami, Francesco, 1772 - 1846, draughtsman
Muret, Jean Baptiste, 1795 - 1866, lithographer, lithographic printer
Engelmann, Godefroi, 1788 - 1839, lithographic printer
Delarue, Th., fl. ca. 1833?, lithographic printer
France. Imprimerie Nationale. printer
Thierry Frères. lithographic printer
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