Louis-Jacques Gossier drawing for the Encyclopédie
Scope and Contents Note
The Louis-Jacques Gossier drawing for the Encyclopédie (circa 1769; 0.08 cubic foot) documents a rare original drawing for an illustration in the Encyclopédie by its most important and prolific draughtsman. This is the original for the workshop scene, the top section of "Hongroyeur," pl. III. In the engraving the plate has the legend, "Hongroyeur, l'Operation de mettre au Suif et Plan de l'Eture. (Tanner of Hungarian Leather, Operation of Tallowing and Plan of the Drying Room). Collection also contains three leaves of accompanying text and three leaves of printed images.
- Creation: circa 1769
Language of Materials
Materials are in French.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Louis-Jacques Goussier (1722-1799) was the first artist hired to work on the Encyclopédie in 1747, contributing seventy articles and the original drawings for nine-hundred plates. Goussier also directed draughtsmen working on other plates.
Source: Materials in collection.
0.08 Cubic Feet (1 os folder)
2019-0177, purchased 25 March 2019, Kerchof Library Fund, 2018/2019.
- Louis-Jacques Gossier drawing for the Encyclopédie
- Tanner Greene
- 9 October 2019
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