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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 575

Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France

Illustrations for the published series on French architecture by Charles Nodier, Isidore Taylor, and Alphonse de Cailleux.


  • 1820-1878

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Includes 27 original drawings in pen and ink, pencil, wash, and watercolor for Languedoc and Picardie, two parts of Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France, by Alphonse de Cailleux, Charles Nodier, and J. Taylor. Viollet-le-Duc executed 15 drawings; the remaining are by Pharamond Blanchard, Claude Aimé Chenevard, Emile Desmaisons, Joseph Marie Foussereau, Alexandrew Evariste Fragonard, Emil Signol, and Antoine-Jean Weber.

Biographical / Historical

Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France is a multi-volume series on French architecture, published 1820-1878, by the French novelist and poet Charles Nodier, French author Alphonse de Cailleux, and Belgian-born author and theater administrator Isidore-Justin-Séverin Taylor. Viollet-le-Duc was a French architect and restorer.


Arranged alphabetically by artist.

Physical Location

pf [Shelved together: MS Typ 575 and 575.1]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

69M-97. Purchased with funds from Alfonso A. Ossorio and the Degrand fund; received: 1970 March.
Drawings for Voyages pittoresques et romantiques dans l'ancienne France, ca. 1820-1878: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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