Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

By: Laveissiere, Sylvain

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344 pp., 403 illustration including 148 in colour, chronology, provenances, references, bibliography and index. Still shrinkwrapped. The first major study since the 1920's, and the only one in English. Published to accompany a retrospective of his work at Grand Palais in Paris from September 1997 and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from March 1998, this volume examines 60 paintings and 100 works on paper by the French court painter and draughtsman, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758-1823). The illustrations have individual commentaries. A contemporary of Jacques-Louis David, Prud'hon won acclaim during the years spanning the French Revolution, the Empire and the Restoration for his graceful paintings of allegorical and mythological subjects and for his handsome portraits. His strong connections with the upper echelons of French government can be seen in his portraits of such figures as Talleyrand and the Empress Josephine. His nudes and other drawings, made from live models, are among the treasures of 19th-century academic art. 0810965208

Title: Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

Author Name: Laveissiere, Sylvain

Categories: art,

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art / Abrams 1998: 1998

ISBN Number: 0810965208

ISBN Number 13: 9780810965201

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Size: 4to.

Book number: 51237