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Portraits des grands hommes: femmes illustres, et sujets mémorables de France, gravés et imprimés en couleurs...

Collection Data

Blin, Pierre, printer (Printer)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1792
Place: Paris
Publisher: Chez Blin, imprimeur en taille-douce
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. French 1792+
Color prints
Content: Binding, contemporary, of three-fourths calf.
Content: Cohen-de Ricci, col. 951-952. Rothschild: Catalogue, IV, 3167. Sander: Die illustrierten französischen Bücher des 18. Jahrhunderts, 1832. Bibliothèque nationale, Paris. Estampes, Dépt. des: Inventaire du fonds français. Graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, IV, 161-167, no. 6-35.
Content: Consists of engraved t.p. and publisher's dedication and 192 engravings in color comprising 96 oval portraits alternated with 96 half-page historical scenes. Both portraits and scenes have engraved text beneath them. The engravings were designed by Sergent (about 138), Desfontaines (about 43), Naigeon, P. Barbier, Bénard, F. Gérard and Duplessis-Berteaux and engraved by Sergent himself (about 47), his wife "Mme de Cernel" (30), J. Morret (about 24), Moret, who may be identical with J. Morret, (about 50), Ridé, L. Roger and Le Coeur.
Content: Originally published in parts.
Content: Some plates dated, many undated. The dates range from 1786to 1792.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 l., 192 plates in 3 v. 34cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16832374
RLIN/OCLC: 131730125
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 39bb79c0-c606-012f-1cba-58d385a7bc34
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