Laborde, Alexandre de
- Voyage pittoresque et historique de l'Espagne. Paris: Pierre Didot l'ainé, 1806-1820
As a member of Lucien Bonaparte's embassy to Spain in 1800-1801, Laborde (1774-1842) was able to follow his passionate interest in Spanish art and history. With the meticulous work of Choiseul-Gouffier on Greece as his model he spent several years amassing information relative to Spanish art, architecture, archaeology and traditions and, aided by a team of highly talented artists, assembled a huge portfolio of drawings.