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Louis-Jacques Gossier drawing for the Encyclopédie

 Item — Flat_Box: Archival Oversized Box S 2, Oversize_Folder(Within_an_OSBox): 1 [X031750312]
Identifier: MSS 16429

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.

Dates

  • circa 1769

Language of Materials

Materials are in French.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.08 Cubic Feet (1 os folder)

Provenance

2019-0177, purchased 25 March 2019, Kerchof Library Fund, 2018/2019.
Title
Louis-Jacques Gossier drawing for the Encyclopédie
Status
Completed
Author
Tanner Greene
Date
9 October 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States