haulte de sept pieds. Dans le Jardins de Versaillles. Par LoŘis Lerambert de Paris.
Engraving. Sheet 405 x 285mm, 16 x 11╝". Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A statue of a faun by Louis Lerambert (1620-70), set in a landscape. The statue was commissioned as part of the "Petite Commande" of 1664, the first series of garden ornaments for the new palace of Versailles, featuring mythological creatures suitable for the rustic setting of the original palace. The statuary was replaced during the later, grander developments, so this series, engraved by Jean le Pautre (1618-82), is one of the only records of the original scheme.
[Ref: 13922] £400.00