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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    Charles-Joseph Le Jolivet (Dijon 1727-1794)

    Designs for the firework displays held at Dijon in 1757 to commemorate Louis XV's survival of an assassination attempt

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    Charles-Joseph Le Jolivet (Dijon 1727-1794)
    Designs for the firework displays held at Dijon in 1757 to commemorate Louis XV's survival of an assassination attempt
    one signed and dated 'Le Jolivet fils fecit 1757'; one inscribed 'Décoration et Veuë perspective du Feu d'Artifice élevé dans la Place Royale par les soins de MM. les Vicomte... Mayeur et Echevins de la Ville de Dijon en Réjoüissance de l'heureuse Conservation du Roy le 6. Fevrier 1757. sur les Desseins et Conductes du Sr. Le Jolivet Architecte et Voyer de la dite Ville. Le Jolivet fils sous-ingenieur scu...'
    pen and grey ink, grey wash, one with brown wash, trimmed along the right edge and on two joined sheets, one incised for transfer
    19 x 15¼ in. (48.2 x 38.7 cm.) (2)


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    Preparatory drawings for a pair of etchings, impressions of which are in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (Y. Sjöberg and F. Gardey, Bibliothèque Nationale Département des Estampes: Inventaire du Fonds Français: Graveurs du XVIIe siècle, XIV, Paris, 1977, pp. 36-7; see also volume XII, Paris, 1973, p. 144 for an old, incorrect attribution of these prints to Louis Jolivet). Charles-Joseph Le Jolivet served as architect and engineer to the Etats de Bourgogne and his rare drawings and engravings are all linked to this activity.

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    Provenance

    Comte René de Bearn; Christie's, London, 30 July 1924, lot 168, as L. Jolivet (28 gns. to Andrade).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the frame in which one of these drawings is illustrated on page 63 of the printed sale catalogue is different from that being sold with this lot.