Jean Le Pautre (1618-1682) - Ornamentation - Folio engraving in hand colour 1660
34 x 21.7 cm
Published by Mariette, Paris ca 1660
Fine later hand colour.
Jean Le Pautre or Lepautre was a French designer and engraver, the elder brother of the architect Antoine Le Pautre, the father of the engravers Pierre Le Pautre and Jacques Le Pautre, and the uncle of the sculptor Pierre Lepautre. Jean Le Pautre was an apprentice to a carpenter and builder.
The Getty Museum calls “the most important and imaginative ornament engraver of the seventeenth century.”