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design by Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, engraving by Simon François Ravenet, Principal facade of Saint Sulpice, Paris (third project)

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
Principal facade of Saint Sulpice, Paris (third project)
Date
1750
Location
Unframed, in Library, location 240 on Dashwood list
Artists
design by Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni (1695-1766), engraving by Simon François Ravenet (1706 or 1721-1774)
Catalogue Number
WW69
Inscription
  • Inscription in both English and French

Description

This facade project is not as executed. The vicissitudes of the building of Saint Sulpice are fully examined by both Clare Hornsby and Francesco Guidoboni.1 The presence of this print in the West Wycombe collection is related to the commission of Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni for designs for Sir Francis Dashwood and his close friend, George Bubb Dodington.
by Clare Hornsby

Footnotes

  1. Clare Hornsby, ‘The Life and Work of Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni (1695–1766)’, doctoral thesis, Bristol University, 1989; Francesco Guidoboni, ‘Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni (1695–1766), architetto’, doctoral thesis, Rome: Sapienza Università di Roma; Paris: Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2014.

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