Attributed to Jacques Androuet du Cerceau

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Attributed to Jacques Androuet du Cerceau
active 1549-1584
Designs for Architecture and Ornament
Pen and wash drawings, chiefly in pen and black ink and wash, with some in pen and brown ink and wash, one with some red ink, on parchment.
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.

Watermark: on fly leaves: letter "L" with crown and cartouche with heart motif (cf. Heawood 30009 and 3011, Paris 1681-82 and 1684).

William Scott Advocate (his bookplate on inside of cover); sale, Sotheby's, London, 14 June 1926, lot 63 (the property of a nobleman); Bernard Quaritch, London; his sale, London, July 1926, no. 3587.
Associated names: 

Advocate, William Scott, former owner.


Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 106.
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 5, repr.