Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Opera, 1799
    Author: Horace (Roman, 65–8 b.c.)
    Illustrator: Charles Percier (French, 1764–1838)
    Publisher: Pierre Didot the Elder (French, 1761–1853)
    Printed book with engraved headpiece illustrations
    Anonymous Gift (32.28)

    This is the second book in Didot's five-part project known as the "Louvre editions" (1798–1816). Situated between The Works of Virgil and The Works of Racine, it marked the pivotal transition in Didot's suite between authors from antiquity and those from modern France. The twelve headpiece illustrations were designed by Charles Percier, who also designed the headpieces in the penultimate installment of Didot's project, La Fontaine's Fables.

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  • Opera, 1799
    Author: Horace (Roman, 65–8 B.C.)
    Illustrator: Charles Percier (French, 1764–1838)
    Publisher: Pierre Didot the Elder (French, 1761–1853)
    Printed book with engraved headpiece illustrations
    Anonymous Gift (32.28)

    Illustration to the second Epistolarum
    Author: Horace (Roman, 65–8 B.C.)
    Designer: Charles Percier (French, 1764–1838)
    Engraver: Abraham Girardet


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