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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Étienne Dupérac or du Pérac (1520 — 1607)

Étienne Dupérac or du Pérac (1520 — 1607)
Section of St Peters Basilica 1602
Graphite on Paper
338 x 473 mm
Private collection


Étienne Dupérac or du Pérac (1520 — 1607)
St. Peter's, dome and drum, interior section and elevation, and labeled details (recto) St. Peter's, moulding profiles, details (verso), early 16th-mid 16th century
Dark brown ink, black chalk, and incised lines; sheet: 11 13/16 x 17 5/16 in. (30 x 44 cm0
The Metropolitan Museum, New York


Étienne Dupérac or du Pérac (1520 — 1607)
Michelangelo`s Design for the Capitoline Square 1569
Engraving


Étienne Dupérac or du Pérac (1520 — 1607) was a French painter, draughtsman and engraver

He arrived in Rome in 1559

His engravings of modern Rome served to transmit architectural and gardening ideas to France and the north of Europe.

He returned to France by 1578,and was commissioned to paint the Cabinet des Bains at the Château de Fontainebleau, to design parterres for gardens and then, under Henri IV, to provide designs for the Tuileries in Paris.