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Vies Des Premiers-Peintres Du Roi, Depuis M. Le Brun, Jusqu'A Present. Tome Premier. (Second.)

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/1839

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez {Durand, rue S. Jacques, au Gryphon; Pissot fils, Quai des Augustins, à la Sagesse. -, M. DCC. LII. Avec Approbation Et Privilege Du Roi.

Physical Description

2 vols. [in one]; 164 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: lxxx, 178 p. - Vol. II: [6], 143, [7] p.

Contents

Vol. I: [Half-t., t.p., dedic.] - Préface - Discours Préliminaire - Avis De L'Éditeur; Fautes A Corriger ... Tome Premier (Second) - Table Des Matieres, Contenues dans ce Volume - [Text]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - Table Des Matieres Contenues dans ce Volume - [Text] - Approbation de l'Académie Royale ... - Arrest Du Conseil D'Estat ... - Fautes A Corriger. Tome Second.

Responsibility Note

The work is dedicated to 'Le Normant De Tournehem, Conseiller du Roi ... Directeur & Ordonnateur général de ses Bâtiments ...' by 'Lépicié, Secretaire perpétuel de l'Académie Royale de Peinture & de Sculpture.'

Summary Note

The text is a collection of lectures delivered to the Académie Royale by several speakers, compiled by by F. Bernard Lépicié, who had become historiographe to the Académie in 1737. (The Académie afterwards became incorporated into the Institut de France.) The first volume contains the biographies of Charles Le Brun by Desportes and of Pierre Mignard by 'M. le C. de C**' (both with responses by Coypel). The second volume contains the biographies of Antoine Coypel by Charles Coypel, of Louis de Boullogne by Watelet and of François le Moyne by 'M. le C. de C**' (all with responses by Coypel), and a description of Pellegrini's paintings in the Banque Royale.

Binding Note

18th-century calf; rebacked in 20th century, black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Peintres Du Roy' 'Tom I-II'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Painters - Artists - Painting - France - History - 17th centry - 18th century
Art history - Biography - Reference books - France - 18th century

Contributors