Architectural designs and correspondence, ca. 1813-1864. (Archival material, 1813) [WorldCat.org]
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Architectural designs and correspondence, ca. 1813-1864.

Author: Jacques Ignace HittorffAntoine VaudoyerFélix DubanFrançois-Joseph BélangerHippolyte FlandrinAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Original artwork : French
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Drawings for an unbuilt academy of music and a short file of miscellaneous correspondence related to his work on Paris buildings and monuments and to his archaeological publications.
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Genre/Form: Architectural drawings
Material Type: Original artwork
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Ignace Hittorff; Antoine Vaudoyer; Félix Duban; François-Joseph Bélanger; Hippolyte Flandrin; Auguste Gaspard Desnoyers; François-Christophe-Édouard de Kellermann Valmy, duc de
OCLC Number: 83603369
Notes: Mss.
Description: 32 items

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Drawings for an unbuilt academy of music and a short file of miscellaneous correspondence related to his work on Paris buildings and monuments and to his archaeological publications.

Series I. Architectural designs (7 sheets). These designs represent a project for an Academie Royale de Musique in Paris which apparently occupied Hittorff for several years but was never implemented. Two of the drawings are dated 1835 and 1842. Included are site and floor plans, elevations, sketches and miscellaneous rough accounts. Four of the sheets have scales. The location of the Academie was to have been the site now occupied (in part) by the Bibliotheque Nationale.

Series II. Correspondence (25 items). Primarily letters received from colleagues and collaborators in Paris, including Antoine Vaudoyer, Felix Duban, Francois Joseph Belanger, the painter Hippolyte Flandrin and the engraver Auguste Desnoyers. Belanger's two letters (1813) are addressed to Hittorff in Cologne and relate to his coming to Paris. Those by Vaudoyer and Duban (the bulk of the file) refer to the history, design and restoration of buildings, monuments and statues, including the church of St. Remi, the colonne d'Austerlitz, statuary for a bridge and designs for the church and monument of St. Vincent de Paul. Both also refer to the affairs of the Academie and to Hittorff's archaeological writing, with Duban commenting on Hittorff's ideas of classicism and excoriating the doctrines of the duc de Valmy. Flandrin's letters refer in detail to the proposed subject of a major religious painting and its interpretation, and those of Desnoyers to his work on Humboldt's "Voyages."

With nine letters by Hittorff. These include three on the disposition of the collection Campana (with reference to a letter by Delacroix on the subject); letters relating to repairs at the Theatre Royal des Italiens (1832) and to a bas-relief offered to the Musee de l'Hotel de Cluny; and three (including two of 1858-1859) responding to critiques of his work on Greek polychrome architecture.

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