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FRENCH ARCHITECTURAL AND ORNAMENT DRAWINGS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Mary L. Myers. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 256 pp. with 163 ills. (17 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 91-23492 ISBN 0810964112 In English.
Highlighting previously unexhibited works from the Museum's collection, this scholarly catalogue presents an array of 125 drawings that includes architectural fantasies, elevations and renderings as well as a broad range of designs and sketches for interiors and ornamental panels, fountains, stage sets, garden pavilions, vases, furniture, carpets, clocks, silver objects and cartouches, among them works by Blondel, Moitte, Eisen, Lajoue, Challe, Coypel and Belanger. Informative commentaries accompany reproductions of the exhibited drawings, and an introductory text briefly traces the history of the collection.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1600-1800 — Drawing and Watercolor — Decorative Arts
Plans: 01,06,07,08,17,30
Worldwide Number: 023410
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