Record number 05/1062
Author Musée du Louvre
TitleLe Musée Royal Publié Par Henri Laurent Graveur Du Cabinet Du Roi Ou Recueil De Gravures D'Après Les Plus Beaux Tableaux Statues Et Bas-Reliefs De La Collection Royale Avec Description Des Sujets Notices Littéraires Et Discours Sur Les Arts Dédié Au Roi.
ImprintParis: De L'Imprimerie De F. Didot, Imprimeur Du Roi., M. DCCC. XVI. (-M. DCCC. XVIII.)
Physical Description2 vols. [v.I: [4], 28, [170]p., [81]pl. - v.II: [180]p., [80]pl.]; 592 mm.
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Half-t., t.p.] - Discours Préliminaire - [Plates with texts]. - Vol. II: [Half-t.] - [Plates with texts].
Summary NotePublication-dates are given on the title-pages as 1816 and 1818; some plates were made earlier - one describes Laurent as director of engravings at the Musée Napoléon (Vol. I. pl.[20]), and one describes Bartolozzi as being 85 years old (i.e. in 1812) (Vol. II. pl. [8]).

In each volume the plates are in four groups, each group being followed by a page listing the group's contents: [1]. 'Musée Royal. Seconde Série. Histoire' [listing 23 plates in Volume I, 22 in Volume II]; [2]. 'Musée Royal. Seconde Série. Genre' [listing 18 pl. in Vol. I, 19 in Vol. II]; [3] 'Musée Royal. Seconde Série. Paysage [listing 20 plates in Vol. I, 19 in Vol. II]; [4]. 'Musée Royal. Seconde Série. Antiques' [listing 20 plates in each Volume].

The plates show paintings by Raphael (6 pl.), Giulio Romano (2 pl.), Ann. Carracci (3 pl.), L. Carracci, Andrea del Sarto, Caravaggio, Bassano, O. Gentileschi, Correggio (2 pl.), C. Allori, Guercino, Palma Giovane, Salvator Rosa (3 pl.), Guido Reni, N. Poussin (4 pl.), E. Le Sueur, A. Van Dyck (2 pl.), Rembrandt (3 pl.), Vanderwerff, H. Holbein (2 pl.), Titian, D. Creti, Jouvenet, A. De Lorme, G. Dow (4 pl.), A. Van Ostade, C. Du Jardin (4 pl.), F. Mieris (2 pl.), Van Der Helst, G. Terburg, G. Netscher (4 pl.), J. de S. Jean (Giovanni Mannozzi), G. Metsu (6 pl.), Domenichino (4 pl.), Claude Lorrain (5 pl.), J. Vernet (2 pl.), J. Wynants (2 pl.), P. de Champaigne, Ruysdael (2 pl.), J. Glauber (3 pl.), Backhuysen, N. Berghem (3 pl.), J. Both (2 pl.), F. Moucheron, P. Potter, Veronese (2 pl.), Cortona, Lairesse (2 pl.) Gennari, Lana, Lahire, Santerre, C. van Loo, P. van Dyck, Manfredi, L. Giordano, Valentin, T. Wick, Gonzales Coques, Lingelbach, Elzheimer, G. Poussin, P. Bril (2 pl.), Rubens, H. Swenwelt (2 pl.) and forty ancient statues.

The plates of statues include a particularly fine engraving of the statue of Didius Julianus by J.J. Avril (Vol. I, pl. [75]).
Responsibility NoteAll plates are signed with the name of the source-artist, draughtsman and engraver (some plates were engraved by two or three hands). The draughtsmen were Dutertre, Duchemin, Ch. Chasselat, Bouillon, Desenne, Gianni, Hummel, Marchais, Anastasi, Touzé, Arsêne, Pre. Chasselat, Storelli, Fouché, Dejuinne, G.H. Chatillon, Granger, Fre. Richomme, Valois, Laugier, Vautier, Vanderwal, David, J.T. Richomme, Plonski, Fribourg, Lienard, L. Grignier, Bralle or Lancrenon. The engravers were Beisson, F. Lignon, J.L. Petit, Ab. Girardet, Albt. Reindel, Bettelini, Pre. Audouin, H. Laurent, L.A. Claessens, Rosaspina, Giovanni Folo, Gandolfi, Pre. Bonato, H. Gutemberg, Luigi Fabri, R.U. Massard, Mathieu, Blot, Schiavonetti, J.F. Ribault, Dequevauviller, J. Laugier, Pradier, Anselin, Réville, Benoist, Leroux, Sellier, Fosseyeux, Lips, Forster, Chataignier, Dupréel, Boutroi(s), Pigeot, Hulmer, Bittheuser, Heina, Oortman, Saulx, H.C. Müller, C. Haldenwang(en), Claude Fortier, Duparc, Devilliers, Scroder (Schroeder), F. Geissler, Duttenofer, Godefroy, Frommel, Daudet, Pauquet, Malbete, Niquet l'ainé, H.G. (or G.H.) Chatillon, J.J. Avril fils, F. Richomme, J.T. Richomme, Raph. Morghen, C. Ulmer, Morel, Bartolozzi, Porelle, Massard père, Triere, Baquoy, Fontana, Kruger, J. Bein, Bourgois, Pierron, Felix Massard, Henriquel Dupont, Géraut, Migneret, J.B.L. Massard, Delvaux, V. Texier, Pauquet, Mougeot, Desaulx, Darnstedt, Garnier, Caron, Sixdeniers, B. Taurel or Prévost.

The headpiece of the Discours Préliminaire is signed as drawn by Moreau le jeune and engraved by Baquoy; its tailpiece, as drawn by F. Debret and engraved by Godefroy fils.

The signature of the printer Ramboz appears on Plate [18] of Volume I, and that of Durand on Plate [11] of Volume II.
SubjectPaintings, European - History
Sculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - History
Collections - Museums - Galleries - France - Paris - 19th century
History paintings - Genre - Landscapes (representations)
Catalogues - France - 19th century
Pictorial works - France - 19th century
Name as Subject Louis XVIII, King of France, 1755 - 1824
Musée du Louvre
ReferencesLa jeunesse des musées: les musées de France au XIXe siecle, ed. C. Georgel [exhibition catalogue] (1994); A. McClellan, Inventing the Louvre (1994).
Binding Note19th-century quarter morocco, red cloth-covered boards, gilt borders on upper and lower covers; gilt-decorated spines, spines lettered 'Musee Royal I (2)'.
Contributors Laurent, Henri, 1779 - 1844
Didot, Firmin, 1764 - 1836, printer
Louis XVIII, King of France, 1755 - 1824
Avril, Jean Jacques, the younger, 1771 - 1835, engraver
Dutertre, André, 1753 - 1842
Chasselat, Charles Abraham, 1782 - 1843
Chasselat, Pierre, 1753 - 1814
Bouillon, Pierre, 1776 - 1831
Desenne, Alexandre Joseph, 1785 - 1827
Giani, Felice, 1758 - 1823
Marchais, Pierre Antoine, 1763 - 1859
Hummel, Johann Erdmann, 1769 - 1852
Storelli, Felice Marie Ferdinand, 1778 - 1854
Foucher, Jean François, 1761 - after 1831
Dejuinne, François Louis, 1786 - 1844
Chatillon, Henri Guillaume, 1780 - 1856
Granger, Jean Pierre, 1779 - 1840
Richomme, Théodore, 1785 - 1849
Plonski, Michal, 1778 - 1812
Lancrenon, Joseph Ferdinand, 1794 - 1874
Baquoy, Pierre Charles, 1759 - 1829
Godefroy, François, 1743 - 1819
Beisson, François Joseph Etienne, 1759 - 1820
Lignon, Etienne Frederic, 1779 - 1833
Petit, Jean Louis, 1795 - 1876
Girardet, Abraham, 1764 - 1823
Bettelini, Pietro, 1763 - 1829
Audouin, Pierre, 1768 - 1822
Rosaspina, Francesco, 1762 - 1842
Folo, Giovanni, 1764 - 1836
Gandolfi, Mauro, 1764 - 1834
Bonato, Pietro, 1765 - ca. 1820
Fabbri, Luigi
Massard, Jean-Baptiste Raphael Urbain, 1775 - 1843
Schiavonetti, Luigi, 1765 - 1810
Dequevauviller, François Jacques, 1783 - 1848
Pradier, Charles-Simon, 1783 - 1847
Anselin, Jean Louis, 1754 - 1823
Réville, Jean-Baptiste, 1767 - 1825
Benoist, J. L., fl. 1800-1841
Lips, Johann Heinrich, 1758 - 1817
Niquet, Claude, ca. 1769 - after 1831?
Trière, Philippe, 1756 - ca. 1815
Bein, Jean, 1789 - 1857
Henriquel-Dupont, Louis Pierre, Hon. R.A., 1797 - 1892
Bartolozzi, Francesco, R.A., 1727 - 1815
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