HUQUIER, Gabriel
(b. 1698, Torino, d. 1750, Paris)

Design for a Large Centrepiece and Two Terrines in Silver

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

This engraving shows a design by Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, a versatile ornamental decorator. The engraving by Gabriel Huquier comes from a volume of plates after Meissonnier's work. The plates are, for the most part, the only record of Meissonnier's varied works in painting, sculpture, metalwork, and architecture.