Front cover image for Pierre-Jean Mariette note on twelve drawings of fountains, ca. 1720-1774

Pierre-Jean Mariette note on twelve drawings of fountains, ca. 1720-1774

In this note on twelve drawings of fountains which once belonged to the architect Antoine Le Pautre, and four of which were engraved by Le Pautre's brother, Mariette refutes attribution of the drawings to Caravaggio and likens them to the Neptune fountain in Bologna, completed in 1563 after the design of the painter Thomas Laureti and decorated with bronze sculptures by Jean de Boulogne
Manuscript, French, 1720