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Cossin, Louis (1627-1704) and Guérard, Nicolas (1648?-1719) after Sevin, Pierre-Paul (1650-1710)
[8 Dissertation prints/8 Dissertatie prenten met Stellingen] Thesis Prints of Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, dedicated to King Louis XIV/Dissertatie prenten van Hendrik de La Tour d'Auvergne, burggraaf van Turenne, opgedragen aan Lodewijk de 14e.
"Incomplete serie. 8 engraved plates on 4 double-sided leaves by Louis Cossin after Sevin celebrating king's Louis XIV triumphs with aphorisms and emblematic devices some of which are by Claude François Menestrier. An illustrated allegory depicting the campaigns of Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne (1611-75) on behalf of, and latterly with, Louis XIV. This suite of plates, unfortunately incomplete, was issued by the Jesuit College of Clermont. The text, displayed on 12 plates, is a treatise on rhetoric by Turenne's nephew, dedicated to the martial exploits of Louis XIV. The plates contain three philosophical maxims by P. Fr. Nepveu bordered by richly ornate engravings: these comprise a head-piece vignette illustrating and naming the campaign, a tail-piece in cartouche or tablet with brief summary of the main events of the action; either side are 2 emblematic devices (in all 48, of which 28 are attributed by Praz to Claude-François Menestrier). Linking the illustrations are an extraordinarily inventive array of pagan and Christian figures, mythical creatures, symbolic instruments, grotesque ornaments, and floral and foliar decoration. The Jesuit, Claude-François Menestrier (1631-1705) was particularly renowned for his treatises on the art of devices and emblems. Of the artists named on the title, the painter, Pierre-Paul Sevin, was notable for illustrating the events of the reign of Louis XIV largely employing late Baroque symbolism; the calligrapher, René Michault is considered one of the best pupils of the great calligraphic master Jarré.Plates:[4 recto] TRAI … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur [Netherlands]
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