Record number 06/5119
TitleHistoire Archéologique, Descriptive Et Graphique De La Sainte-Chapelle Du Palais Par MM. Decloux Et Doury Architecte Et Peintre [epigraph]
ImprintParis: A. Morel Libraire-Éditeur 13, Rue Bonaparte, 13 -, MDCCCLXV
Physical Description[2], 48 p., 25 pl.; 447 mm. (Folio.)
Content Format Note[Half-t., t.p.] - Préface - [Text] - Explication Des Planches Contenues Dans L'Ouvrage; [colophon] - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe half-title reads, 'Histoire De La Sainte-Chapelle Du Palais'.

The work had first been published in 1857 (Paris: Impr. F. Malteste et Cie.).

It describes the two-storey chapel commissioned by King Louis IX of France from an un known architect to house relics of Christ, the Virgin and other saints. The chapel was consecrated in 1248. The building was damaged during the French Revolution, and restored from 1837 onwards by Felix-Jaques Duban, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Lassus and Viollet-le-Duc.

The first twenty plates (chromolithographs) show the mural decoration and stained glass; the last five (engravings) show plans, sections and an exterior view.
Responsibility NoteOf the lithographed plates (pl. 1-20) most are unsigned by a darughtsman but pl. 11-14, 17-20 are signed as drawn by Emile Beau; these are also signed as lithographed by him. The rest are signed as lithographed by Gve. Sanier or Ch. Walter.

Each carries the imprint of the chromolithographic printer Lemercier and the publisher (A.) Morel (et cie.).

Of the engraved plates (pl. 21-5) all are signed as drawn by Adams and engraved by Aug. Guillaumot.

Each carries the imprint of the printer Lemercier; and all except pl. 23 carry the imprint of the publisher Morel.

The text printer is named on the half-title verso, and in the colophon: 'J. Claye, imprimeur r St Benoit 7 à Paris'.
SubjectMural painting and decoration - Church decoration and ornament - Stained glass - Churches - Chapels - France - Paris - Sainte Chapelle - History - 13th century - Gothic
Art history - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - Chromolithographs - Lithographs - Colour printing - France - 19th century
Binding Note19th-century quarter red morocco, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'Decloux & Doury - Histoire De La Sainte Chapelle Du Palais' and 'R.A.'
Variant TitleHistoire De La Sainte-Chapelle Du Palais
Contributors Decloux, Alfred Pierre Hubert, 1824 - 1868
Doury, fl. ca. 1865?
Morel, A., fl. ca. 1859 - 1870?, publisher
Beau, Emile, fl. ca. 1865?, draughtsman, lithographer
Sanier, Gustave, fl. ca. 1848 - 1865?, lithographer
Walter, Ch., fl. ca. 1865?, lithographer
Guillaumot, Auguste, 1815 - 1892, engraver
Lemercier, Rose-Joseph, 1803 - 1887, lithographic printer
A. Morel et Compagnie (Paris). publisher
Imprimerie Lemercier et Compagnie (Paris). lithographic printer
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