5 February 2003
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JEAN LE PAUTRE (1618-1682)
Vases à l'antique: Six Plates
six engravings, 1675, on laid papers, published by Pierre Mariette, Paris, five plates trimmed to narrow margins and mounted on supports, one plate with wide margins, all with pale light- staining and surface soiling to varying degrees, stray printing ink along the plate edges on several plates, creasing and a few areas of paper loss (some restored) mostly along the sheet edges on several plates, areas of moisture staining on a few plates, otherwise all apparently in good condition, in dark-stained frames with a gilded border and French mats with wash lines, not examined out of the frames
all P. approx. 12 5/8 x 8¾ in. (320 x 221 mm.)
all overall approx. 22¾ x 18¾ in. (577 x 476 mm.) (6)
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The Mariette family were prominent publishers and collectors of Old Master prints in 17th Century Paris.
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