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Souvenirs De Madame Vigée Le Brun De L'Académie Royale De Paris De Rouen, De Saint-Luc De Rome, Et D'Arcadie De Parme Et De Bologne De Saint-Pétersbourg, De Berlin, Genève Et Avignon [Epigraph] Tome Premier (Second)

Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun

RA Collection: Book

Record number

06/6065

Author

Imprint

Paris: Charpentier Et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs 28, Quai Du Louvre -, 1869

Physical Description

2 vols.; 177 mm. (In sixes.)

General Note

Vol. I: [4], 365, [1] p. - Vol. II: [4], 380 p.

Contents

Vol. I: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text] - Table Des Matières Contenues Dans Le Premier Volume; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text] - Tableaux Et Portraits Exécutés Par Madame Vigée le Brun ... - Table Des Matières Contenues Dans Le Second Volume; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the half-title versos: 'Corbeil. - Typ. et stér. de Crété Fils.'

References

F. Pitt-Rivers, Madame Vigée Le Brun (2001); M.D. Sheriff, The exceptional woman: Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun and the cultural politics of art (1996); E.L. Vigée Le Brun, Souvenirs [English tr. by G. Shelley] (1926).

Summary Note

The first volume includes letters to Princesse Kourakin; and the second, letters to Comtesse Vincent Potocka, née Masalska. The Souvenirs had first been published in 1835-7.

Provenance

The verso of the front loose endpaper of Volume I is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Binding Note

19th-century half black morocco, marbled-papered boards; spines lettered 'Vigée le Brun - Souvenirs Tome I (II)', 'R.A.' and 'Paris 1869'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Artists - Painters - Art - Arts - Refugees - France - Europe - History - 18th century - 19th century
Biography - Memoirs - Art history - France - 19th century