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- Leroy's Facsimiles
Parts VIII to X, consisting of 11 plates from the 'Collection de dessins originaux de grands maîtres gravés en fac-simile par Alphonse Leroy; avec texte explicatif par MM. F. Reiset et F. Villot, conservateurs du Musée Imperial du Louvre; trente-deux dessins de Pérugin, Raphaël, J. Romain, Fra Bartolommeo, Michel-Ange, Mantegna, Léonard de Vinci, Luini, André del Sarte, Corrège, Titien, P. Véronèse, Poussin, C. Lorrain, Rubens, Rembrandt', published in Paris by Alphonse Leroy, 1857-59.
Crayon-manner and other similar techniques, printed in coloured inks
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Height: 217 millimetres
Width: 327 millimetres (and larger (image area))
- Curator's comments
- The Department possesses 31 plates from Leroy's series. They were published in parts, and were acquired in two tranches: 20 plates from parts I to VII in early 1859 (1859,0212.20 to 39), and 11 plates from parts VIII to X in late 1859 (registered as 1860,1110.57 to 67, of which 66 has not yet been located). The accompanying text was bound and is placed at Oo.7.5. The plates were originally scattered through the series of reproductions of drawings, but were gathered together in 2008 and are now stored in a solander box. The sheets are of very varied sizes, as are the facsimiles themselves, which were taken from the originals in French private collections, and are of remarkable accuracy and quality.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1860 (paid for in December 1859)
- Prints and Drawings
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