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Friday 17 December 2021

Jean-Baptiste Lucien’s stipple etching, “Architectural Ornaments and Profile Views”, c1778, after André-Louis Caillouet

Jean-Baptiste Lucien (c1748–1806)

“Architectural Ornaments and Profile Views” (descriptive title only), c1778, plate M from the twelfth book of designs after André-Louis Caillouet (fl.c.1778–1817), published in Paris in 1778 by Jacques François Chereau (1742–1794) in “Principes d'Ornemens: Contenant les Premières Esquisses, Feurons, Chapiteaux, Modillons, Frises, Vases et Autres Parties d'Architecture” (Ornament Principles: Containing the First Sketches, Feurons, Capitals, Modillions, Friezes, Vases and Other Parts of Architecture) and later in 1803 by François Étienne Joubert (fl. 1787–1836) (see the account of this publication offered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art ( and the online view of this publication offered by (

Etching with stipple roulette in the crayon manner (Manière de crayon) printed in sanguine coloured ink on laid paper backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 31.5 x 46.5cm; (plate) 24.8 x 38.3 cm.

Inscribed in plate: (upper right) “M”; (lower left) “Caillouet inv.”; (lower centre) “XIIe Cahier/ de Principes d'Ornement, Dessinés par Caillouet./ A Paris chez Joubert, rue des Mathurins, aux deux/ Pitiers d'Or.”; (lower right) “Lucien sculps.”

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. There is a replenished hole at lower centre with toning and fracturing of the sheet at its edges.

I am selling this very beautiful sheet of classical architectural designs, for AU$202 (currently US$144.73/EUR127.64/GBP108.57at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this marvellous page of ornament designs, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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