Lot 57 of 446:
Forty-four design prototype photographs  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
$300 - $500

Dessin Industriel - forty-four albumen photographs of ornamental motifs



A. Guerinet

[1880s - 1890s]

44 mounted albumen photographs of varying size including a photographed title page. Cardstock mounts: 47.5x31 cm (18¾x12¼").
Group of Industrial drawings probably photographed in order to duplicate the original.
These plates were probably designed as a brochure for sale to architects. This collection of ornamental motifs was apparently used in creating the mouldings of the Petit Palais building, designed by Charles Girault. Its ornamentation was created using this or similar moulding techniques... ornamental sculptors were guided by the graphic documentation. The 19th century witnessed a vogue for collections of ornamentations and commercial catalogues of products for architects and the building trade. The drawings by Javet provides an insight into certain aspects of architectural creation.

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Light wear, some darkening; very good overall.

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