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DUMONT, Gabriel-Pierre-Martin (ca. 1720--after 1790)
Suite de divers morceaux d'architecture composés, et mis en perspective par le sieur Dumont professeur d'architecture
[Paris]: chez l'auteur, rue des Arcis, maison occupée par un commissaire, [c. 1770].
[8] pl. ; 54.1 cm. (2°)

Issued as suite 10 in Dumont's Recueil de plusieurs parties de l'architecture, 3 tomes, c. 1770 (q.v.). The title appears on a tablet at the bottom right of plate [1], 'Interieur D'Un Temple Des Arts'. Plate [5] is dated 1764. Without the 5 additional plates distinguished as suite 10b in the Millard copy. Millard I, pp. 167, 171--172; Berlin Kat. 2416.

Copy Notes Bound (2), as issued, in vol. III of Dumont's Recueil de plusieurs parties d'architecture. Two elevations of the triangular temple of the arts designed by Dumont in 1746 for his reception in the Academy of St Luke in Rome (plates [3] and [6]) are squared up in pencil probably by Soane for enlargement. Soane's interest in triangular plans is demonstrated in his designs for a mausoleum to James King in 1776, a royal palace in 1779, a classical dog kennel in 1779, and a lodge for Pellwall in 1822. The influence that Dumont's engraved works had upon him has yet to be explored.

Binding C18th mottled sheep, blind triple-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine with floral motifs, red and black spine labels, forming tom. III of Dumont's Recueil de plusieurs parties de l'architecture.

Reference Number 4106


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