LE PAUTRE, Antoine
(b. 1621, Paris, d. 1679, Paris)

Façade of the Hôtel de Beauvais

1660s
Engraving
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

The engraving shows the façade of the hôtel de Beauvais from Jean Marot's L'Architecture française.

On the exterior strict symmetry is created using false walls and windows. The façade uses vertical bands of rusticated stone and horizontal moldings instead of orders to define major lines.