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A series of lithographic drawings illustrative - Legrand, J. G Baltard, Louis-Pi - 1827. 
- VVGOOD EXEMPLARE. The publisher issued the same plates with French text under title: Dissertation sur un traité de Charles Le Brun concernant le rapport de la physionomie humaine avec celle des animaux The text, here translated into English, is by J. G. Legrand and L. P. Baltard. The plates were lithographed by various artists and printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet and Co Caption title: A system of physiognomy, by Charles Le Brun Editor's pref. signed: J. P. Blanquet.J. Carpenter, [London, 1827. Lithograph, after Rochard, printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co. This plate, from Charles Le Brun's study of human types and animals, demonstrates the resemblance between a man and an eagle. Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) was a painter, architect, designer and author. He studied with Vouet and Poussin. Being acquainted with Colbert, he became one of Louis XIV's primary assistants in the designing and decorating of Versailles and other royal building projects. He also wrote an essay on physiognomy. Renewed interest in the subject resulted in new edition was published in 1827 ("Dissertation sur un traité de Charles Le Brun concernant le rapport de la physionomie humaine avec celle des animaux"). The present image is from this edition, which included lithographic plates printed by Engelmann Graf Coindet & Co. after various artists. Minute traces of time. VVG Copy.
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