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Premier livre de desseins au crayon

Livre de leçons d'ornemens dans le goût du crayon

Gilles Demarteau (French, 1722–1776), After Romain Girard (French, born about 1751)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Guilmard, p. 183; Berlin 433; Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire 18th cen., vol. 6, pp. 332-34, nos. 11-16


Overall: 37.4 x 24.2 x 1.6 cm (14 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bound set of 29 crayon-manner engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Bound sets

(Paris: Chez Demarteau et chez François [and others, after 1759]) Folio; 29 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Designs for rocaille ornaments.

Paris: Chez Demarteau et chez François [and others, after 1759]


Georges Mathias, Paris, from whom purchased by MFA, October 4, 1934.

Credit Line

Ellen Page Hall Fund