C1765

Art du Coutelier, Du Tour a Pointes, du Tour en l'air, et de la Machine a Percer avec un Vilebrequin.

Superb c.18th engraving of spiked lathe, air lathe, and crankshaft drilling machine. From volume three of Denis Diderot’s, Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers; The Art du Coutelier. (Art of the Cutler)  

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Full Title:

Art du Coutelier, Du Tour a Pointes, du Tour en l’air, et de la Machine a Percer avec un Vilebrequin.

Date:

C1765

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

425mm 
x 340mm

Paper Size: 

605mm 
x 467mm
AUTHENTICITY
Art du Coutelier, Du Tour a Pointes, du Tour en l'air, et de la Machine a Percer avec un Vilebrequin. - Antique Print from 1765

Genuine antique
dated:

1765

Description:

Superb c.18th engraving of spiked lathe, air lathe, and crankshaft drilling machine.

From volume three of Denis Diderot’s, Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers; The Art du Coutelier. (Art of the Cutler)

 

References:
Carter, J. & Muir, P. Printing and the Mind of Man London 1983: 200.

Collections:
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier : ark:/12148/bpt6k505351
Met Museum New York: Accession Number: AE25 .E53 1751 Q
State Library Victoria: RARESF 034 D562
National Library Australia: Bib ID 6064797
State Library New South Wales: RECORD IDENTIFIER TN_cdi_gale_digitalcollections_U0101559200
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: Control Number 04021811
V & A, Victoria & Albert Museum: NAL. 38041800785941

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

Diderot was the most prominent of the French Encyclopaedists. The Encyclopédie is the most famous publications representing the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment. The Encyclopédie's aim was "to change the way people think". Diderot wanted to incorporate all of the world's knowledge into the Encyclopédie and it was the first general encyclopaedia to describe the mechanical arts. It attempted to collect and summarise human knowledge in a variety of fields and topics, including philosophy, theology, science and the arts. The Encyclopédie was controversial for reorganising knowledge based on human reason instead of by nature or theology.

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Louis-Jacques Goussier (1722 - 1799)

Louis-Jacques Goussier (1722-1799) was a French illustrator and Encyclopedist. Goussier is famous for monumental contribution to Diderot's Encyclopedie. He was the first artist to be hired on that project in 1747 and he did more than 900 of the almost 2,800 plates and directed the drawing of the others. He spent ten years visiting people of all arts and techniques and twenty-five years drawing. He also wrote sixty-one of the articles. Born poor, he studied mathematics at Pierre Le Guay de Prémontval's (1716–1764) free school, and then became a teacher himself. The school closed in 1744 and Goussier then started as an illustrator. In 1792, he was hired by the Minister of the Interior (arts and craft division) and in 1794 by the Comité de Salut public (weapons division).

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