16 April 1997
Auguste-Henri-Victor Grandjean de Montigny (1776-1850)
A Portico of a Roman Villa opening onto a Terrace
inscribed 'TROFEO D'AVGUSTO' (twice), 'MVNIFICENTA DII SEXTI' and 'RACCOLTA DI DIVERSI FRAMMENTI ANTICHI DISEGNATI IN ROMA DA AVGVSTO GRANDJEAN' and with inscription 'composition de Grandjean'
black lead, brown wash over etched outline, corners cut, watermark F and D around a heart
335 x 440 mm.
A. Tardieu (L. 183b).
Nicos Dhikeos (his mark, not in Lugt).
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Paris, Salon, 1808, part of no. 753.
Montigny was architect to the King of Westphalia and studied with Delanoy and Percier and Fontaine. He won the Prix de Rome in 1799.
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