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An incredible mid-17th-century work on French architecture illustrated with 105 engravings depicting cathedrals, hotels, and palaces!

Jean Marot (1619 – 1679) was a French architect and engraver of architectural views. Little has survived of his own architectural work, but his engravings of the works of others, primarily those published in the volumes referred to as the Petit Marot (c. 1659) and the Grand Marot (1686), were highly esteemed by his contemporaries and remain, despite numerous inaccuracies and distortions, among the most important sources concerning architecture in France up to the early part of the reign of Louis XIV.

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An incredible mid-17th-century work on French architecture illustrated with 105 engravings depicting cathedrals, hotels, and palaces!

 

Jean Marot (1619 – 1679) was a French architect and engraver of architectural views. Little has survived of his own architectural work, but his engravings of the works of others, primarily those published in the volumes referred to as the Petit Marot (c. 1659) and the Grand Marot (1686), were highly esteemed by his contemporaries and remain, despite numerous inaccuracies and distortions, among the most important sources concerning architecture in France up to the early part of the reign of Louis XIV.

 

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Main author: Jean Marot

 

Title: Recueil des plans, profils, et élévations de plusieurs palais, chasteaux, églises, sépultures, grotes et hostels bätis dans Paris

 

Published: undated [Paris, c1654]

 

Language: French

 

Notes & contents:

  • Undated, but internal evidence and bibliographies suggest it was printed between 1654 and 1660.
  • Decorative title page
  • Illustrated with 105 engravings of
    • Churches / cathedrals
    • Palaces / mansions
    • Hotels
    • Domes
    • Columns
    • Sculptures
    • Tombstones
    • And more!
  • Ex-libris: Albert Laprade
    • Albert Laprade (29 November 1883 – 9 May 1978) was a French architect, perhaps best known for the Palais de la Porte Dorée. During a long career he undertook many urban renewal projects as well as major industrial and commercial works. A skilled artist, he published a series of sketch books of architecture in France and other Mediterranean countries.

 

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Binding: tight and secure leather binding

Pages: complete with all 66 leaves (132 pages); plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Publisher: undated [Paris, 1654]

Size: ~9in X 7in (22.5cm x 17.5cm)

 

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Jean Marot (1619 – 15 December 1679) was a French architect and engraver of architectural views. Little has survived of his own architectural work, but his engravings of the works of others, primarily those published in the volumes referred to as the Petit Marot (c. 1659) and the Grand Marot (1686), were highly esteemed by his contemporaries and remain, despite numerous inaccuracies and distortions, among the most important sources concerning architecture in France up to the early part of the reign of Louis XIV.[1][2][3]

Contents  [hide]

1              Early life and career

2              Family

3              Publications

4              Gallery

5              Notes

6              Bibliography

7              External links

Early life and career[edit]

 

Perspective view of the street facade of Salomon de Brosse’s Palais du Luxembourg in 1649, as engraved by Marot in collaboration with Israël Silvestre and Stefano della Bella

Born in Paris, he was the son of Girard Marot, a cabinetmaker of Netherlandish origin.[1] Early in his career Jean Marot worked for the print publisher Israël Henriet, for whom he engraved architectural views in collaboration with Israël Silvestre, who may have provided sketches and engraved landscapes, and Stefano della Bella, who engraved figures and other embellishments.[4] Among the architects whose designs Marot engraved (and interpreted) are Gianlorenzo Bernini, Salomon de Brosse, Jacques Lemercier, François Mansart, Louis Le Vau, Claude Perrault, and Jules Hardouin-Mansart.[5] Marot also engraved plates after Vignola, Scamozzi, Palladio, and Philibert de L’Orme.[1] Among the more notable buildings represented are the former Château de Richelieu, the Hôtel royal des Invalides, the Louvre in 1676, and the former Château de Madrid in 1678.[5]

Family[edit]

His bother Jean-Baptiste Marot (born 1632) was a painter. In 1659 Jean Marot married Charlotte Garbran, whose sister Anne was married to Pierre Gole, a cabinetmaker to Louis XIV. This relationship was to prove advantageous for Marot’s further career. The marriage documents include an inventory of his belongings with important information on the engraved copper plates in his possession at that time.[6] His son Daniel Marot was an engraver, who worked with his father in Paris, until he was motivated by anti-Protestant laws to emigrate to the Netherlands, where he became the primary designer for William of Orange. Another son, Jean Marot II, likely worked as an engraver with his father, and later, after becoming a Catholic, as an architect in the Bâtiments du Roi (1686 to 1702).[1][7]

Jean Marot died in Paris.

Publications[edit]

If the likely publication date of the first edition is known, that is the one given. Many of the online copies linked here are later editions, which can vary in content. The list is not complete.

Diverses inventions nouvelles, pour des cheminées avec leurs ornemans de l’invention de Jean Marot (c. 1648)[8]

Gallica: 4-HZ-256

Le Magnifique château de Richelieu… (Paris, [c. 1657])

Gallica: 4-HA-6 (A)

ETH (Library of the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, at e-rara): doi:10.3931/e-rara-9235

INHA (Bibliothèque de l’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art): NUM 4 RES 826

Petit Marot – Recueil des plans, profils, et élévations de plusieurs palais, chasteaux, églises, sépultures, grotes et hostels bâtis dans Paris (Paris, [c. 1659])[9]

Gallica: RES M-V-176; 4-HA-7 (A); 4-HA-7 (B)

GRI (Library of the Getty Research Institute, at the Internet Archive): 122903; 1764 reprint: 4663

ETH: doi:10.3931/e-rara-5383

INHA: NUM 4 RES 9

Receuil des plus beaux portails de plusieures eglises de Paris (designs by Pierre Cottart (fr), 1660)

GRI: 247436

Description générale de l’hôtel des Invalides… (1683) [of the 20 plates (not counting the frontispiece), 14 are by Marot, probably engraved in 1677; 2 additional plates were added in a later edition][10]

INHA: NUM FOL EST 144

Grand Marot – [L’Architecture françoise] (Paris, [1686]) [later editions usually include more plates, some engraved by his son, Daniel Marot]; republished as volume 4 of Jean Mariette’s L’Architecture française (5 volumes, Paris, 1727)[11]

Gallica: RES-V-371

Heidelberg University Library: 116946342

Gallery[edit]

 

General perspective view of Jacques Lemercier’s Château de Richelieu, engraved by Marot c. 1657, with embellishments by Jean Lepautre

Notes[edit]

^ Jump up to: a b c d Turpin 1996.

Jump up ^ Deutsch 2015.

Jump up ^ Jal 1867, p. 840.

Jump up ^ Faucheux 1857, pp. 101, etc; Mauban 1944, pp. 56–61 “Chapter IV: Oeuvre d’Israel Silvestre”; Deutsch 2015, pp. 82–83.

^ Jump up to: a b Deutsch 2015, p. 14.

Jump up ^ Deutsch 2015, pp. 55, 58–59, 309.

Jump up ^ Deutsch 2015, p. 57.

Jump up ^ Deutsch 2015, pp. 383–384.

Jump up ^ Deutsch 2015, p. 437. Engravings were likely made 1656–1659.

Jump up ^ Deutsch 2015, pp. 490.

Jump up ^ Deutsch 2015, pp. 131–133, 459–461. The engravings were probably made from 1648 up to the beginning of the 1670s.

Bibliography[edit]

Deutsch, Kristina (2011). “‘Marot. Il se nommait Jean… ‘. Essai sur l’œuvre d’un graveur d’architecture du Grand Siècle”, Nouvelles de l’estampe, no. 236 (Autumn 2011), pp. 4–23. ISSN 0029-4888.

Deutsch, Kristina (2015). Jean Marot : Un graveur d’architecture à l’époque de Louis XIV. Berlin: De Gruyter. ISBN 9783110375954.

Faucheux, Louis-Étienne (1857). Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l’oeuvre d’Israel Silvestre. Paris: Vve Jules Renouard. Copy at Gallica.

Jal, Auguste (1867). Dictionnaire critique de biographie et d’histoire. Paris: Henri Plon. Copy at Gallica.

Mauban, André (1944). Jean Marot: Architecte et Graveur Parisien. Paris: Les Éditions d’Art et d’Histoire. OCLC 7057275.

Turpin, Adriana (1996). “Marot: (1) Jean Marot I”, vol. 20, pp. 456–458, in The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner, reprinted with minor corrections in 1998. New York: Grove. ISBN 9781884446009. Also at Oxford Art Online (subscription required)..

Category

Arts & Architecture

Authors

Jean Marot

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete