VISCONTI, Ludovico (1791-1853). Architect of Napoleon's tomb at the Invalides.Email about this entry
Six Autograph Letters Signed (one unsigned) to a variety of correspondents, 8 pages 8vo and 4to, integral blanks, Paris and Melun, 5 October 1829 to 7 April 1853. One letter on the headed paper of the Interior Ministry's 'Travaux de Tombeau de l'Empereur Napoléon'. With a pencil sketch for a house with a round pepperpot tower at each side.
The recipients include a minister and a fellow-architect, one letter illustrated with drawings for a barn with stables.
Some of the letters relate to work he is doing at Nanteau [sur Essonne] for the comte de La Tour du Pin, another discusses with a lady acquaintance of M. La Tour du Pin her plans for a house. A letter addressed to a Minister concerns the building in which the fireworks will be stored for the 1 May display, in another he explains that permission to visit to Dome of the Invalides can only be granted by the Governor of the Invalides now the work on [Napoleon's] tomb is finished, and another consists of an annotated list of artisans with their addresses for the Fêtes de Juillet in 1849.
£650 [No: 25402]
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