Monday, October 17, 2005

Les Jardins

George Louis Le Rouge: Detail des nouveaux jardins a la mode. Paris 1777. from University of Wisconsin's Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture.

This is a collection of 30 landscape / architecture plates. There is a fabulous interface with thumb views and multiple resolution images available. Even at the high resolution end I couldn't quite work out whether all of the 'plates' are in fact engravings. I had a slight feeling sometimes on a couple of the plates that they were the original sketches. His work is of exceptional quality to me. Le Rouge did however produce antique map engravings I noted from a quick search.


Alexander Trevi said...

Terrific find. I'm continually astounded by the things you discover.

Keep up the great work.

pk said...

Thanks for that. And for anyone who comes in to read the comments (people actually do visit here?), go see pruned -- Alexander's wonderful site takes longer to load than BibliOdyssey!

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