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MONDON, Jean (fl. 1736--1739)
Nouveaux desseins de carosses dediez a Monseigneur Henry Camille Marquis de Beringhen, Chevalier des Ordres et premier Ecuyer du Roy gouverneur des ville et citadelle de Chalons sur Saone, des ville et château de Rennes, ... par son tres humble obeissant serviteur Mondon le fils.
A Paris chez Aveline rue St. Jacques a la Reine de France, [173-?].
engr. t.-pl., [4] engr. pl. ; 40.0 cm. (4°)

The title-plate signed 'Mondon le fils invenit' and 'Aveline Sculpsit'. The designer has been identified as Jean Mondon le fils (Berlin Kat. 403; Guilmard, pp. 162--163) and the engraver-publisher as Antoine Aveline. No other copy of this suite has been located.

Copy Notes Bound (3) with a selection of thirty-three engraved designs, mostly by Nicolas Pineau, for panelling, chimney-pieces and doors etc. from tome III of L'architecture française published in Paris in 1727 by Jean Mariette 'rue St. Jacques aux colonnes d'Hercules' (q.v., copy 3), and First book of ornaments ... by ... De La Cour, 1741(q.v.). Pasted down on the versos of the first 16 Mariette engravings aredrawings in pen and ink and pencil of neo-classical ornaments: one of these for a large urn is attributed to Thomas Hardwick, two for a vase and tripod framed by circular wreaths are attributed to Robert Adam. Loosely inserted between the drawings attributed to Adam is a pen and ink design for an oval mirror by him. (See Soane Museum, Concise Catalogue of Drawings, Volumes, No. 106.) The paste-downs also include two engravings of the doors of the basilica of Pisa drawn by Giuseppi and Francesco Milani and engraved by Giovanni Girolamo Frezza (1659--1743) from Giuseppi Martini's Theatrum Basilicae Pisanae, first published Rome, 1705 (q.v.), and three miscellaneous engravings of ornament.

Binding C18th half textured sheep, blue paper boards, paper spine-label lettered in ink 'Architecture/ French sides(?) of Ro:/ & antique Ornam.'.

Reference Number 6493


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