MANSART, François
(b. 1598, Paris, d. 1666, Paris)

Façade of the Hôtel de Jars, Paris

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

During the period of 1640-45 Mansart built a series of private houses in Paris, some of which survive and some of which are known from engravings. In the Hôtel de Jars, begun in 1648, he made an important innovation in planning.

The engraving depicting the façade facing the court is from the Petit Marot (c. 1659) by Jean Marot.