Les anciennes tapisseries historiées: ou, Collection des monumens les plus remarquables, de ce genre, qui nous soient restées du moyen-âge, à partir du XIe siècle au XVIe inclusivement

Collection History

The digital collection draws upon the Library's exhibition, "Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History," Dec. 9, 1989 - March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.


The Art & Architecture Collection has long been a repository of unusual plate books, with a core antiquarian collection dating to the initial creation of the Art Division. Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue. In the second half of the twentieth century, the department acquired additional significant titles retrospectively in response to growing recognition of the collection's depth and rarity.

Collection Data

Rougier (Printer of plates)
Jubinal, Achille, 1810-1875 (Author)
Sansonetti, Victor (Artist)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1838
Place: Paris
Publisher: L'éditeur de la Galerie d'armes de Madrid
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MOR+++ (Jubinal, M. L. A. Anciennes tapisseries historiées)
Tapestry -- France
Statement of responsibility: Texte par Archille Jubinal ... Gravures par les meilleurs artistes, d'après les dessins de Victor Sansonetti ...
Content: "Cet ouvrage n'a été tiré qu'à 333 emplaires."
Citation/reference: Graesse III, 494
Physical Description
Extent: 2 v. illus. (incl. ports.) 123 pℓ. (hand col.) 44 x 58 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13983832
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b1169fb0-c6c4-012f-c759-58d385a7bc34
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