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Friday 1 July 2022

Louis Joseph Masquelier’s etching, “Monument à la Gloire du Roi et de la France”, c1775, after Louis Touzé

Louis Joseph Masquelier (the elder) (1741–1811)

“Monument à la Gloire du Roi et de la France”, c1775, plate 2 after the design by Jacques Louis Touzé (1747–1807), published in 1775 as a fold-out illustration to Charles-François de Lubersac de Livron’s (1730–1804) “Discours sur les Monumens publics de tous les âges et de tous les peuples connus” (Discourse on the Public Monuments of all Ages and All Known Peoples), in Paris by J.G. Clousier (fl.1773–1775). The lettered text advises that the portrayed monument was dedicated and presented to King Louis XVI (and France) by the Abbot of Lubersac, Abbot of Noirlac and Prior of Brive.

Etching with engraving on laid paper trimmed unevenly around the image borderline with flattened folds and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 60.4 x 33.7 cm; (image borderline) 55.5 x 30.8 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (centre) “MONUMENT À LA GLOIRE DU ROI LOUIS XVI ET DE LA FRANCE./ PAR M. L’ABBÉ DE LUBERSAC VĨC. GEAL. DE NARBONNE, ABBÉ DE NOIRLAC ET PR. DE BRIVE./ ESQUISSE AU PREMIER TRAIT.”; (right): “L J Masquelier aqua forti”

Paris Musées offer a description of this print:

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression trimmed unevenly around the platemark on the bottom and sides and along the image borderline at top. The sheet has significant flattened folds and surface marks and has been laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this large etching of a monument dedicated to Louis XVI and the glory of France for the total price of AU$246 (currently US$167.36/EUR160.08/GBP138.13 at the time of posting 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 grand scale etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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