Album of 9 Watercolor Drawings of Ancient Greeks and Romans, Illustrating Ancient Costume: Montviol...

Album of 9 Watercolor Drawings of Ancient Greeks and Romans, Illustrating Ancient Costume

Montviol, [Louis Julien] Le Chevalier de

Published by [France], 1815
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Title: Album of 9 Watercolor Drawings of Ancient ...

Publisher: [France]

Publication Date: 1815

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

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Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, heightened with gum arabic, captioned, signed ("L.C. de Mont-viol"), and dated. 4to (drawings approx. 16 x 12 cm). Tipped to larger sheets in album bound in red wrappers, with manuscript onlaid title, "Recherches sur les Costumes Anciencs -- Grecs & Romans. Dessines et peints a l'aquarelle par Le Ch de Mont-siol - peintre." Superbly executed studies of ancient costume by an artist who specialize in miniature portraiture. Montviol was a former guard to Louis XVI who, imprisoned during the Terror, managed to escape to England, and only returned to France during the Empire. "Retire dans une petite propriete familiale a Annecy, dans le departement de la Loire, il y finit ses jours sous la Restauration, en ultivant paisiblement les belles-lettres et les arts d'agrement, surtout la peinture." (v. REVUE D'HISTOIRE DE LYON, Tome Dixieme, Annee 1911, p. 82.). Bookseller Inventory # D6769

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