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Château d'Ecouen, plan of the château organised around courtyard and surrounded by moat on three sides, at NE the terrace and the game court, at East the formal gardens, and at West the woods
Pen and black ink with grey wash; on vellum
- Production date
- 1570 (c)
Height: 513 millimetres
Width: 750 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of four drawings on the Château d'Ecouen drawn by Du Cerceau for this album; see 1972,U.793 for comment on whole series.
The château at Ecouen was razed and completely rebuilt in 1538 under the patronage of its owner, Anne de Montmorency, who employed the major artists of the time (Jean Goujon, Jean Bullant, Bernard Palissy...).
For further comment see Boudon/Mignot, 'Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau', Paris 2010, pp.214-221.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Printed Books.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number