Oeuvres de M. de Crébillon, de l’Académie Françoise. Vol. I

Creator

Date

[1750]

Identifier

De Beer Fb 1750 C

Type

Publisher

Paris: De l’Imprimerie Royale

Abstract

This classically inspired, rococo style frontispiece gracing French tragedian, Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon’s (1674-1762) Oeuvres, was designed and drawn by artist François Boucher (1703-70). Boucher was ‘First Painter to the King’ – Louis XV (1710-74), and although Boucher was a trained engraver the image for the book was carved by Jacque Phillipe LeBas (1707-83). LeBas also worked within the King’s artistic ‘stable’ – Le Cabinet du Roy – and was one of the most sought after graveurs in mid-17th century Paris. The bust on the plinth in the image depicts the author, Crébillon, and despite the fact he wrote tragedies, the scene surrounding him looks almost idyllic.

Files

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Citation

___, “Oeuvres de M. de Crébillon, de l’Académie Françoise. Vol. I,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 28, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10714.