BG-12244-22B

Pl. 1 Antique Architecture Print of the Design of a Gallery by Neufforge (c.1770)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear and light soiling, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1770
  • Overall size: 40 x 25 cm.
  • Image size: 35.5 x 22 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Suite de differents Desseins qui traite des Galleries (..)'. Old print showing the design of a gallery. This print originates from 'Recueil Élémentaire d’Architecture' by Jean-Francois de Neufforge. A comprehensive series of architectural studies of facades, exteriors and interiors of French and other Continental architecture. Detail studies include doorways, pediments, windows, fireplaces, fences, gates, columns, stairways, vases, and interior paneling. Some of the designs include floor plans in the lower portion, while others are solely floor plans. The work includes a variety of architectural styles, notably the neoclassical style that became popular when these were produced, during the second half of the 18th century.

Artists and Engravers: Jean-François de Neufforge was a Flemish architect and engraver. He arrived in Paris around 1738 and studied engraving there. Neufforge’s great work was the 'Recueil Élémentaire d’Architecture' containing roughly 900 architectural engravings, nearly all of which he both designed and engraved.