Louis Delacolonge (1727–c. 1795)
Les Caracteres et les Vignettes de la Fonderie du Sieur Delacolonge.
Unlike other type specimens in this exhibition, the fonts displayed in Delacolonge’s volume are not the work of one man. Instead, they are a conglomeration of types cut by various people over the course of a couple of centuries. As such, Les Caracteres et les Vignettes de la Fonderie du Sieur Delacolonge is a most valuable record of work by Hautlin, Garamond, Granjon, and other skillful early punchcutters, along with imitations of typefaces then in vogue by contemporaries of Delacolonge, such as Fournier.
PROVENANCE: Philip Hofer; later Jerry Kelly