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The Conference of Monsieur Le Brun, Cheif Painter to the French King, Chancellor and Director of the Academy of Painting and Sculpture; Upon Expression, General and Particular. Translated from the French.
London - For John Smith, Edward Cooper and David Mortier 1701 - A rather scarce art gem from eminent French painter Charles le Brun on expression in painting and sculpture with forty-two illustrative plates. Bound in leather with gilt decoration. With Forty-Two ofForty-Threecopper-plates. Plate Thirty-Eight is missing. The spelling of 'Cheif' in the title is as printed. With only five copies of this text noted on the ESTC in the British Isles, held between the British Library and three Oxford colleges. The dedication is signed by the translator, J. Smith. Charles Le Brun, 1619 1690, was a French painter and art theorist, one of the dominant artists in 17th century France. He became Premier Peintre du Roi to Louis XIV. Condition: The text block binding is tight and firm. The front board is held by the cords only and could possibly detach in the post even after careful packing, and the rear hinge is cracked. There is wear to the extremities, including some rubbing and edge wear, with slight discolouration, and loss to the top of the spine. Internally the pages have some light browning and the occasional spot. Several pages and plates have repaired closed tears. There are two copperplate ink inscriptions to the second front blank. Overall the condition is good only with a good interior. A scarce text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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