- Museum number
- Object: A Collection of Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of France
Bernard de Montfaucon, "A Collection of Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of France, in Upwards of Three Hundred large Folio Copper Plates [...] Now printed with an Historical Explanation of the several Plates in English," volume I (London, W. Innys, J. & P. Knapton, R. Manby, and H. S. Cox). 1750; containing an engraved frontispiece depicting Louis Quinze by C. Mathey and 154 engraved plates numbered I to CLIV, illustrating contemporary portraits of the French royal family and officers of state taken from ancient monuments, paintings etc.
Etching and engraving
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Height: 410 millimetres (sheet size of each page)
- Curator's comments
- Notes written by Elizabeth Senior inserted in the volume compare prints with drawings in the Newborough Albums.
The plates to volume 1 of Montfaucon's 'Antiquities' were registered as 1852,1009.251 to 350+, these numbers being written on the versos; the plates to volume 2 have the numbers 1852,1009.1536 to 1691 written on the versos, but those numbers do not appear in the register (they have been added in pencil, December 2016). The two volumes themselves were registered separately as 1852,1009.1056 and 1057 and these numbers were written on the versos of the title pages; these numbers are given on the database as additional BM numbers.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: A Collection of Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of France
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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- Additional IDs
Other BM number: 1852,1009.1056 (This register number refers to the volume as a whole, see Curator's Comment)