This online collection contains 8 engraved prints from the second edition of the book Compositions Antiques by Jules-Frédéric Bouchet (French, 1799-1860) and printed by Jules Claye in Paris in 1851. The engravings depict the drama of ancient Roman life amongst the architecture and gardens of Pompeii. Jules-Frédéric Bouchet was an architect, designer, and engraver. Aided by the architect Ludovico-Tullio GiacomoVisconti, he was appointed inspector of the reconstruction of France’s Royal Library in 1829 and the Court of Cassation in 1834. He was then chief inspector of the Tomb of Napoleon (1842-1853) and succeeded Visconti as chief architect of the monument. He also taught at the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, as head of graphics work.
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