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Deux Dialogues Sur La Peinture - Par M. Fenelon Archevêque De Cambray -

François de Salignac de la Mothe- Fénelon Archbishop of Cambrai

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/2034

Author

Imprint

A Londres: , M DCCC XI

Physical Description

[6], iv, 39, [5] p.; 158 mm. (Octavo.)

Contents

[Printer's imprint, t.p.] - [Note on print-run] - Avertissement - [Text] - [Note on print-run] - [Colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the first leaf of text and in the colophon: 'De L'Imprimerie De Ballintine & Byworth, Adelphi.'

References

B. Teyssèdre, Roger de Piles et les débats sur le coloris au siècle de Louis XIV (1957); H. Brémond, Apologie pour Fénelon (1910); H. Rigault, Histoire de la querelle des anciens et des modernes (1856).

Summary Note

As the Avertissement states, these dialogues had first been published as an appendix to Monville's La Vie de Pierre Mignard (1730).

The first imaginary dialogue is between Poussin and Parrhasius, and includes an account of Poussin's 'Funeral of Phocion' (Paris: Louvre). The second is between Poussin and Leonardo da Vinci, and includes an account of Poussin's 'Landscape with a man killed by a snake' (London: National Gallery).

The note on the print-run reads, 'Des Cent Exemplaires De Ce Petit Livret, Dont Celui Est Le [blank] Sont Tirés {50 Du Format In 18o, 40 En Grand Papier, Et 10 Sur Papier De Couleur.' The Royal Academy's copy is printed on pink paper.

Binding Note

19th-century blue calf; gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'Fenelon Dialogues Sur La Peinture 1811' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject

Subject

Painting - Theory
Paintings - Painting - Greece - Italy - France - History
Treatises - Dialogues - Art criticism - Art history - France - 17th century - 18th century