Georges-Louis Le Rouge

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Georges-Louis Le Rouge
One hundred thirty-three drawings of castles or fortified cities of France and its colonies
Pen and black and brown inks, and watercolor, on paper.
Leaves: 7 1/16 x 4 3/8 inches (179 x 111 mm); binding: 7 1/4 x 4 11/16 inches (184 x 118 mm)
Gift of Paul Mellon.
1978.55
Inscription: 

Inscribed inside front cover, in pen and black ink, "L. de Licas officier du Genie en 1793 / Major du 22e Dragons - en - 1806"; in graphite, "133 fortified castles / or cities of France / & its colonies, including / Quebec, Louisbourg, Cayenne / Ville Marie (Montréal) / and New Orleans / bound by JN Derome le jeune / with his bird and shell tools"; inscribed on title-page, in pen and black ink, "130 / PLANS / des / Fortifications / de France / en 1755".
Each subject identified by inscription in pen and brown ink.

Provenance: 
L. de Licas; Irwin Laughlin (his bookplate); Paul Mellon.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 30.

Notes: 

Watermark: bend with name, "C. & I. Honing" (see Heawood 64).
Preparatory for "Recueil des fortifications forts et ports de mer de France: Lavé au Pinceau."

Associated names: 

Licas, L. de., former owner.
Laughlin, Irwin, former owner.
Mellon, Paul, former owner.

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