Ecran, Louis XV period
Engraver: Auguste Péquégnot (1819-1878 )
Artist: Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)
The Chalcographie du Louvre owns a large part of the engraved work of Auguste Péquégnot (1819-1878) thanks to the bequest made by his wife Louise-Clémentine Houssard at the beginning of the last century. Some 2,000 plates were added to this national collection.
In Ornaments, Vases and Decorations after the Masters 1856-1868 composed of 714 prints, Auguste Péquégnot elaborated a "grammar" of styles or "an encyclopaedia" of ancient decorative art. One finds there indeed the works of the most remarkable master decorators, whether they are architects, painters, ornamentalists, cabinetmakers or draughtsmen like Androuet, Ducerceau, Marot, Le Pautre, Piranesi, Vouet, Boucher... It is moreover a collection of trophies, of attributes, friezes, cartouches, furniture, vases, fireplaces, details, grids, bronzes, candelabra, ironwork... in which Péquégnot took care at the end of each volume to specify the source of inspiration and the period of his motifs. These plates are engraved with etching and reworked with a chisel.
- Delivery :
- Order shipped directly from the Art Workshops within 3 weeks
- Museum :
- Musée du Louvre
- Dimensions :
- 50 x 33 cm
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- Author :
- Auguste Péquégnot (1819-1878)