Attributed to Jacques Androuet du Cerceau
Architectural and other designs
Pen and wash drawings, chiefly in pen and black ink and gray wash, with some in pen and brown ink and brown wash, one with some red ink, on vellum.
binding: 13 x 8 3/4 inches (340 x 220 mm); leaves: 12 3/4 x 8 inches (325 x 205 mm)
Purchased in 1927.
William Scott Advocate (his bookplate on inside of cover); sale, Sotheby's, London, 14 June 1926, lot 63 (the property of a nobleman); Quaritch; his sale, London, July 1926, no. 3587; J. Pierpont Morgan.
Watermark on fly leaves: letter "L" with crown and cartouche with heart motif (cf. Heawood 3009 and 3011, Paris 1681-82 and 1684).