Registro Generale: Inventory of all the works, tools, utensils, and other articles necessary for the profession of silversmith, gilder, and caster of every sort, various stones, hard and soft, cut and uncut, in the shop of Signor Giuseppe Valadier in the year MDCCCX
Manuscript, ink on paper
11 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. (30 x 20.5 cm)
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives, New York
Purchased with the support of Marina Kellen French, 2016
Courtesy of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives
This is the main documentary source for information on Valadier’s workshop. Compiled after Luigi’s death, when the workshop belonged to his son, Giuseppe, it describes the tools and the objects that father and son used in their workshop on Via del Babuino in Rome.