ROMAGNESI, LOUIS ALEXANDRE. 1776-1852. Recueil des dessins représentant les sculptures qui se trouvent dans l'établissement L.A. Romagnesi, sculpteur figuriste ornamentiste. [Paris, L.A. Romagnesi, c.1826.]
Lot 2159
ROMAGNESI, LOUIS ALEXANDRE. 1776-1852. Recueil des dessins représentant les sculptures qui se trouvent dans l'établissement L.A. Romagnesi, sculpteur figuriste ornamentiste. [Paris, L.A. Romagnesi, c.1826.]
US$ 1,500 - 2,000
£890 - 1,200
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ROMAGNESI, LOUIS ALEXANDRE. 1776-1852.
Recueil des dessins représentant les sculptures qui se trouvent dans l'établissement L.A. Romagnesi, sculpteur figuriste ornamentiste. [Paris, L.A. Romagnesi, c.1826.]
Folio (350 x 250 mm). Engraved and lithographed throughout with title and 79 plates (only?), a few folding. Plates are erratically numbered to 83, with a few gaps in sequence, 2 bis, and some on different paper stock. Period quarter calf. Title lightly spotted, a handful of plates toned.
Provenance: Henri Vaucher, architect (bookplate).

With separate 12-page letterpress price list in wrappers, dated March 1826. Romagnesi's carton-pierre architectural ornaments were available in finishes of faux wood, plaster, or stone, and include capitals, swags, ceiling roses, candelabra, Gothic Revival screens, and sculptures. His large studio was a major rival of Beunat's.
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