This book is divided into two parts. The first section is an historical survey of the development of French portraiture tracing its roots back to Jean Fouquet and his gothic forebears and thence following its progress through the Renaissance onto the triumphs of the Rococo, culminating with the neo-classical masterpieces of David and Ingres. This study is the first such survey to have been made available to the English-speaking public for many years. It is written to serve both as an accessible introduction to this fascinating genre and as a useful work of reference on the subject. It is illustrated with over seventy-five color plates.
This volume was published to accompany an exhibition devoted to French portraiture which was held at Colnaghi's New York galleries. The full-page plates illustrate the exhibited works. They are then discussed in the brief catalogue entries which form the second part of this publication.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
- EditoreUniv of Washington Pr
- Data di pubblicazione1996
- ISBN 10 0295975687
- ISBN 13 9780295975689
- RilegaturaCopertina rigida
- Numero di pagine112