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.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Posted by peacay at 3:11 am