Tavernier (c.1564-1641) after Francini - Large Folio - Garden Park Gateway - Architecture
Tavernier (c.1564-1641) after Francini - Large Folio - Garden Park Gateway - Architecture
Tavernier (c.1564-1641) after Francini - Large Folio - Garden Park Gateway - Architecture
Tavernier (c.1564-1641) after Francini - Large Folio - Garden Park Gateway - Architecture
Tavernier (c.1564-1641) after Francini - Large Folio - Garden Park Gateway - Architecture

Tavernier (c.1564-1641) after Francini - Large Folio - Garden Park Gateway - Architecture

$75.00 Dollar

Melchior Tavernier (c.1564-1641) after Alexandre Francini - Large Folio - Master Engraving of Garden Park Gateway - 37.2 cm

First issue of this fine large engraving in a Mannerist style, by a Florentine who had been invited to the French court about 1598 to create grottoes and fountains in the grounds of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and later in Marie de Médicis’ garden of the Luxembourg. Of all the Orders, Alessandro Francini found the massive Doric most suited to these kinds of monuments, and he uses its form and proportions in nineteen designs, while six designs develop the Tuscan column, six the Ionic, five the Corinthian, and three feature the Composite Order.

Printed 1640

37.2 x 26.6 cm