VUE DU FRONTISPICE DU DOME DE L'EGLISE ET D'UNE PARTIE DES BATIMENTS DE L'HOTEL ROYAL DES INVALIDES J. RIGAUD", 26 x 17 framed
COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING, 18TH CENTURY, BY JEAN F RINAUD. THIS IS ONE OF A PAIR. WE ARE SELLING THESE AS IS. THERE IS CONSIDERABLE FOXING AND TONING. THESE ARE, HOWEVER, OVER 250 YEARS OLD, AND ARE REALLY LOVELY. THE FRAMES ARE MATCHING BUT ALSO HAVE WEAR. a wonderful addition to any room or collection!
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Jacques Rigaud (Marseilles 1681-1754 Paris)
Jacques Rigaud was born in Marseille in 1681. He engraved 141 plates, of which 122 were acquired by the Chalcographie du Louvre in 1848. Jacques Rigaud came from a family of engravers, and there has been some confusion in the past between them. Plates signed J.-B. Rigaud are by his nephew Jean-Baptiste Rigaud. Jacques Rigaud himself is sometimes erroneously referred to as Jean Rigaud (which was the name of Jean-Baptiste's father). Jacques Rigaud evidently travelled to England, where he made engravings of Hampton Court, St James Park, Greenwich Park, and Greenwich Hospital, but his most important series of engravings was his Les Maisons Royales de France.