Record number 06/4486
TitleMonographie Du Palais De Fontainebleau Dessinée Et Gravée Par M. Rodolphe Pfnor Accompagnée D'Un Texte Historique Et Descriptif Par M. Champollion-Figeac Bibliothécaire Au Palais Impérial De Fontainebleau Chevalier De La Légion D'Honneur, Etc. - Premier (Deuxième) Volume -
ImprintParis: A. Morel Et Cie, Éditeurs 13, Rue Bonaparte -, M D CCC LXIII
Physical Description2 vols.; 618 mm. (Folio.)
Physical Description NoteVol. I: [8], 20 p., [66] pl.: illus. - Vol. II: [8], 11, [1] p., [72] pl.: illus. (Most plates in both volumes carry a number, but not in numeric order, and described in the Tables des Planches as 'Nos. De Publication'.)
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Half-t., t.p.] - Table Des Planches Contenues Dans Le Premier Volume - [Text] - [Plates]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p., Table Des Planches Contenues Dans Le Deuxième Volume - [Text]; [colophon] - [Plates].
Summary NoteA variant title appears on the half-title pages: 'Chateaux De La Renaissance - Renaissance Française XVIe Siècle - XVIIe Siècle'.

The work describes the château made for Francis I by Gilles Le Breton and decorated by Rosso Fiorentino, Francesco Primaticcio and Nicolo dell'Abate. Further decoration was carried out under Henri IV by B. Tremblay and M. Fréminet, and by others from the 17th to the 19th century.

Most plates include a scale bar. Five plates are printed in color.
Responsibility NoteMost plates are signed as drawn by R. Pfnor, engraved by R. Pfnor, F. Obermayer, Ed. Obermayer, E. Lebel, Boulay, A. D'Anguy, J. Penel, Félix Penel, W. Bayrer, A.L. Szretter, Ch. Bury, L. Massard, V. Thirion, J. De Garron, J. Sulpis, Lecocq (or Le Coq), or (chromo)lithographed by Oberlies or Pralon, and printed by Lemercier or F. Chardon aîné.

Almost all carry the publishers' imprint of A. Morel et Cie.

Most in-text illustrations and decorations are signed as drawn by R. Pfnor and engraved by Dulos.

The text printer is named on the half-title verso and in the colophon as J. Claye.
SubjectArchitecture - Architecture detail - Interior decoration - Palaces - Châteaux - France - Fontainebleau - History - 16th century - Renaissance
Art history - Plans - Views - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Chromolithographs - Colour printing - France - 19th century
Name as Subject Primaticcio, Francesco, 1504 - 1570
ReferencesI. Dunlop, Royal palaces of France (1985), p.31-81; J.J. Leveque, L'Ecole de Fontainebleau (1984); H. Zerner, L'Ecole de Fontainebleau: gravures (1969).
Binding Note19th-century half green morocco, green cloth-covered boards; spines lettered 'Monographie Du Palais De Fontainebleau. Pfnor. - I. (II.)'
ProvenanceThe front paste-down is inscribed 'S:A:H' (i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81).
Variant TitleChateaux De La Renaissance
Contributors Pfnor, Rudolf, 1824 - 1909, draughtsman, engraver
Champollion-Figeac, Jacques Joseph, 1778 - 1867
Obermayer, Ed., fl. ca. 1863 - 1867?, engraver
Penel, Jules, 1833 -, engraver
Penel, Felix, fl. ca. 1863 - 1869?, engraver
Sulpis, J., fl. ca. 1863 - 1869?, engraver
Massard, Léopold, 1812 - 1889, engraver
Chardon, F., ainé, fl. ca. 1859 - 1863?, intaglio printer
Lemercier, Rose-Joseph, 1803 - 1887, intaglio printer
Primaticcio, Francesco, 1504 - 1570, source artist
Claye, Jules, fl. ca. 1853 - 1870?, printer
A. Morel et Compagnie (Paris). publisher
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