Hector-Jean-Baptiste d’Espouy (sometimes written Espouy) was a French painter and architect, as well as a professor of ornamental design at the School of Beaux Arts in Paris starting in 1895. He exhibited landscapes and views of monuments at the Salon of 1880. In 1884, he won the Grand Prix de Rome, a scholarship for four years of study at Villa Medici, which he followed by several years of travel in Greece and Italy. He edited the highly influential publication Fragments D’Architecture Antique [Fragments of Ancient Architecture] (Paris: 1905), as well as other illustrated architectural books including a set on Medieval and Renaissance architecture.
Prints shown above, available as of March 2022:
Temple D’Érechthée à Athènes [Temple of Erechtheus at Athens], Plate 13
Temple D’Érechthée à Athènes [Temple of Erechtheus at Athens], Plate 15
Monument de Lisicrate à Athènes [Monument of Lisicrate at Athens], Plate 22
Fragments Divers à Pompeii [Various Fragments at Pompeii], Plate 27
Temple de Vesta à Rome [Temple of Vesta at Rome], Plate 42
Temple de Vesta à Rome [Temple of Vesta at Rome], Plate 43
Temple de Mars Vengeur à Rome [Temple of Mars Avenger at Rome], Plate 56
Temple de Mars Vengeur à Rome [Temple of Mars Avenger at Rome], Plate 61
Portique d’Octavie à Rome [Portico of Octavius at Rome], Plate 66
Musée de Latran [Latran Museum], Plate 78
Chapiteau Antique [Ancient Capital], Plate 95
Temple de Jupiter-Stator à Rome [Temple of Jupiter-Stator at Rome], Plate 90
Condition: Each generally very good with light toning, wear, handling. Paper tone varies on some prints from others.
Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. France: Librairie Gründ, 1966. Vol. 3, p. 611.
“Greek and Roman Architecture in Classical Illustrations by Hector d’Espouy.” David Brown Book Co. http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/24172//Location/
DBBC/CFID/7004172/CFTOKEN/58572561 (26 August 2004).