Daniel Marot
(Paris 1663 – 1752 The Hague)[workshop]

Design for a carriage coupé, shown from the side.

Pen, wash, ink on paper; 420 x 290 mm

This large and fascinating sheet is likely a design for a ducal carriage, according to the crown on the door. Marot was a pupil of Jean Le Pautre (1618-1682) and later became one of Louis XIV’s official designers at the Manufacture des Gobelins. His decorations and ornaments contain influences by Simon Vouet and Jean Berain. In 1698 Marot also designed a carriage for William III of England. – Old master designs for carriages are very rare on the market.

Literature: Das Ornamentwerk des Daniel Marot in 264 Lichtdrucken. Berlin, 1892. (plates 85-90)