FORTY, Jean François
Ouevres de Sculptures en Bronze, Contenant Girandoles, Flambeaux, Feux, Pendules, Bras, Cartels, Barometres, et Lustres
Paris: Chereau, [circa 1780]. Quarto. Engraved title and 48 engraved plates, by C. Colinet and Augustin Foin.
Contemporary blue paper wrappers
Provenance: Eug. van Herck & Fils (early ink stamp)
Classic series of Louis XVI designs.
Jean François Forty specialized in designs for works in metal. He made designs which could be produced by gold- and silversmiths in precious metals, but he also designed larger works to be executed in wrought iron work such as gates and balustrades for stairs and balconies.
Berlin 1082; Guilmard, p. 65; Lewine, p. 192; Cohen-Ricci p.410.