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Garden Pavilion and Latticed Gallery with an Alternative Design plate 365 from the publication "L'Art de Treillageur ou menuiserie des jardins"

André-Jacob Roubo1775

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Elevation of a domed garden pavilion with an arcaded gallery on either side. The elevation is split in half and each section shows an alternative design. The greatest difference is presented in the cupola. Inscription across the top margin. Indication of the scale at the lower margin. Small inscriptions throughout.

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  • Title: Garden Pavilion and Latticed Gallery with an Alternative Design plate 365 from the publication "L'Art de Treillageur ou menuiserie des jardins"
  • Creator: André-Jacob Roubo
  • Date Created: 1775
  • Viewing Notes: The elegant print of plate 365 was perhaps inspired by Contant d'Ivry's design for a bird-cage house for the prince de Soubise, executed for his property in Saint-Ouen near Paris (Berckenhagen, 1970, p.230, no.3178). Roubo contrasts the rococo invention on the right - with its extraordinarily versatile use of plant forms, particularly in the columns --with the more subdued neoclassical version at the left,with its regulated use of the Ionic order.
  • Provenance: Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Paper Support: Off-white laid paper
  • Inscribed: Inscribed on the plate acorss the top: ELEVATION GEOMETALE D'UN SALON DE TREILLAGE ACOMPAGNE DE GALERIES DE DEUX DIFFERENTES DECORATIONS / Pl. 365; at center; fig. 1 / fig. 2; at lower left: A. J. Roubo inv. Del. et Sculp.; indication of scale in Toises
  • Exhibitions: Crosscurrents: French and Italian Neoclassical drawings and prints from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, 1978 [see Related Exhibitions]
  • Dimensions: 34 x 45.8 cm (13 3/8 x 18 1/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Crosscurrents: French and Italian Neoclassical drawings and prints from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design. Washington: Published for Cooper-Hewitt Musuem by Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978, no. 95, p. 109, repr.
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Medium: Engraving on off-white laid paper

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