New edition (6th) of this significant cultural and artistic guide of Paris under Louis XV.
The author Dezallier d'Argenville, like Descamps, was a pioneer in the way of understanding an artist and his work. A model that was based on the education of the eye through knowledge of the principles of judgement. In the second half of the 18th century, this third way, in relation to the classical models of Vasari and Winckelman, was to gradually modify the public's relationship with the works.
Embellished with a frontispiece, 7 engraved plates, 3 of which are fold-outs. The first fold-out (with a small tear along the fold) of the Mausoleum of Henri II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, by Jacques Sarazin in the church of Saint-Louis-des-Jésuites (now reinstalled in the chapel of the Château de Chantilly), the second of the fountain in the rue de Grenelle by Bouchardon, the third of Place de Louis XV.
The author, the young Antoine-Nicolas Dezallier d'Argenville (1732-1796), takes us successively through the 20 districts of Paris and details the works housed in churches, hotels and palaces.
It is presented as a practical companion to the famous work Abrégé de la vie des plus fameux peintres by his father, the critic and botanist Antoine-Joseph (1680-1765).
Le Voyage pittoresque depicts the scenery of the Louvre and the Tuileries as well as the sculptures in the garden. Among other things, the author catalogues the collections of the Palais Royal, the Hôtel de Toulouse and the Hôtel de Soubise; he describes the Val de Grâce, the convent of the Chartreux and its famous cycle of Saint Bruno by Le Sueur - so celebrated by Diderot - as well as the seminary of Saint-Sulpice (chapel painted by Le Brun), or even the Invalides. Dezallier even completed his descriptions of the works for the use of amateurs, indicating, where appropriate, the names of the engravers who had rendered them.
[Antoine-Nicolas Dezallier d'Argenville]
Voyage pittoresque de Paris
ou Indication de tout ce qu'il y a de plus beau dans cette grande Ville en Peinture, Sculpture, & Architecture
Par M. D. ***
Paris: De Bure, 1778
xii (1 f.) - 492 - 2 ff., complete.
8 plates (verified and complete).
Duodecimo of 17 cm.
Period full marbled sheepskin binding, ribbed spine adorned with a red morocco label and a gilded embossed motif, red edges.
A nice copy, a sound and clean volume, aged spine, some missing fragments on the crowns, the gilding is a bit faded, damaged corners. Inside in good overall condition, light signs of handling.
- Numero di Libri
- Arte, Storia, Topografia (geografia)
- Autore/ Illustratore
- [Dezallier d'Argenville]
- Titolo del Libro
- Voyage pittoresque de Paris. Peinture, Sculpture, & Architecture
- Buone condizioni
- Anno di pubblicazione dell’oggetto più vecchio
- Edizione illustrata
- Lingua originale
- Mezza pelle
- Numero di pagine
- 17×10 cm