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LUIGI VALADIER AU LOUVRE, OU L'ANTIQUITE EXALTEE (Luigi Valadier in the Louvre, or Antiquity Exalted). Musee du Louvre, Paris, 1994. Dossiers du Departement des objets d'art/Dossiers du Musee du Louvre, 46. Published by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 192 pp. with 244 ills. (9 col.). 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 2711829383 In French.
Examining the singular oeuvre of Italian Neo-Classical goldsmith Valadier (1726-1785), whose elaborate works often served as vehicles for the display of ancient and pseudo-antique figurines, cameos and intaglios, this catalogue features a chronicle of the artist's career and detailed documentation of the design and ornamental elements of 13 decorative pieces drawn from the Louvre's collections, chief among them a massive marble centerpiece embellished with dozens of gems, medals and miniature busts and statuettes.
Artist(s):Valadier, Luigi
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1600-1800 — Decorative Arts
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 056390
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