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- Object: Disposition générale d'un magnifique jardin tout de niveau
Plan of an elaborate parterre featuring in the upper part a pond upon which a ship is seen sailing; in the lower part, the plan of a château; from an unidentified edition of Antoine Joseph Dezaillier d'Argenville's ' 'La théorie et la pratique du jardinage'? c.1709
- Production date
- 1709 (c)
Height: 375 millimetres
Width: 238 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From a series of plates representing plans of parterre.
The plates were first used in Antoine Joseph Dezaillier d'Argenville's ' 'La théorie et la pratique du jardinage', first published by Jean Mariette in 1709 and reedited in 1713, 1732, and in 1747 (the latter by Pierre Jean Mariette and using the same plates). The book includes full-page illustrations and smaller ones inserted in the text. Some of the plates are signed by their respective engraver (Lucas, Perelle) but most of them are anonymous. The fourth edition of the book attributes three-quarters of the designs to Jean Baptiste Alexandre Le Blond, and the remaining designs to Dezaillier d'Argenville himself.
The plates published in 'Theorie et pratique du jardinage' bear Mariette's excudit, which is not the case here.
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- Associated titles
Associated Title: La théorie et la pratique du jardinage
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- Acquisition notes
- Bound in album of ornament prints, with pencil annotation 'Transferred from Dept. of Printed Books / to Dept. of Prints & Drawings 9/iv/38' on the second page, and with red stamp '5 NO 50' on the last print of the album.
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