French engravers and draughtsmen of the XVIIIth century

9781153379441: French engravers and draughtsmen of the XVIIIth century
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...aspects, also the most dignified representation of the days of Louis XVI. If Triere5 shows himself somewhat inferior to his task, we can find no more magnificent example of the work of others engaged than the "Declaration de la grossesse" by Martini,6 the "C'est un fils, Monsieur," by Baquoy, and the "Mariage" or "Sortie de l'Opera" by Malbeste.7 The last named in a fine state is, I think, the gem of the series. The brilliant art of these men rises to a splendid excellence in these remarkable pages which make us turn impatiently from the 1 1743(8?)-1819. He was a pupil of Descatnps and Le Bas, and was the engraver of Moreau's drawing, " Trait d'humanite de Mme la Dauphine." 1742(?)-1816. 3 "Choix de chansons mises en Musique par M. De La Borde. Ornees d'Estampes par J. M. Moreau. Dediées a Madame la Dauphine." Paris, de Lormel, 1773. 4 "Seconde et troisieme Suites d'Estampes pour servir a l'Histoire des Modes et du Costume en France dans le XVIII. siecle. Annee 1776. A Paris, de l'lmprimerie de Prault, imprimeur du Roy, 1777-1783." See Bocher, p. 487. 5 1756-18..? For his work in this publication see p. 142, notes 1 and 2. He also engraved "Le Lever de la Mariée," after Dugourc, and many vignettes for illustrated works; amongst others for the Kehl Voltaire, the "Gerusalemme liberata" of Cochin, "Les Liaisons dangereuses," the Crebillon (after Marillier) of 1785. 6 1739-1800. He worked much for Le Bas in the preparation of his plates. His four engravings in the above series constitute his most important claim to notice. 7 1754-..? The above is his most important work. See also p. 140, note 2. The slighter and more exquisite graces of volumes more pop...

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