Sunday, 15 May 2016
Hubert Roux, l'aîné (fl. c. 1831–47)
"Plate ll: Partie du fut d'un candélabre du Musée du Vatican" [part of a candelabrum from the Vatican Museum], published by H. Guache (Paris) and J. Bouvier (London), printed by Lemercier.
Lithograph in two colours on thick wove paper
Size: (sheet) 44.6 x 30 cm; (image) 35 x 24.5 cm.
Inscribed above the image, (right) "Pl. II.", and below the image: (left) "H. Roux ainé" / "Paris. publié par H. Guache, éditeur, 58, rue de la Victoire."; (centre) "Partie du fut d'un candélabre du Musée du Vatican."; (right) "Imprimé par Lemercier." / "London . published by J. Bouvier, 70 St Martin's Lane."
Condition: strong and well-printed impression with good margins but with scattered spotting, especially on the lower right.
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Roux is famous for his beautiful illustrations of objects, such this section of a candelabrum housed in the Vatican Museum. He also made reproductive lithographs of other artist's studies such as drawings by the Nantes architect, M. Morey—winner of the ''Prix de Rome" in 1831—which were published by Firmin Didot Frères, Paris, in Morey's (1842) "Charpente de la cathédrale de Messine, dessinée par M. Morey , architecte, ancien pensionnaire de l'Académie de France à Rome". Of particular interest are his illustrations of artefacts—paintings, bronzes and mosaics—from Heraculeum and Pompeii.