Tapisseries du Roy, ou sont representez les quatre elemens [sic.] et les quatre saisons. Avec les ...

Tapisseries du Roy, ou sont representez les quatre elemens [sic.] et les quatre saisons. Avec les devises qui les accompagnent, et leur explication

LE BRUN, Charles (1619-1690), Jacques BAILLY (1629-1679), Sébastien LE CLERC (1637-1714) - André FÉLIBIEN, Sieur des Avaux et de Jevercy (1619-1695)

Published by Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1679
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(19 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches). Title with engraved vignette. Additional engraved title, 2 engraved section titles, 8 double-page plates from the designs of le Brun, by Sebastien le Clerc and others, 32 emblematic half-page illustrations after Jacques Bailly, 3 engraved head- or tailpieces, 2 engraved initials, extra-illustrated with 4 additional plates by le Clerc after le Brun, lacking the single leaf `Avertissement' (Some light old dampstaining, leaf Pp with ink marking in outer blank margin). Contemporary French red morocco gilt, the covers paneled with triple fillets around large centrally-placed French royal arms of Louis XIV , crowned double-L cypher at inner corners of panel, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with repeat decoration of smaller crowned double-L cypher with small fleur-de-lys tool, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy of the second edition of this work, celebrating the virtues of King Louis XIV, in a royal presentation binding, featuring the work of one of the greatest engravers of the time: Sebastien le Clerc. The work, first published in Paris in 1670, describes in detail the two series of tapestries commissioned by the King on the twin themes of the four elements and the four seasons, the central panels were painted by Le Brun, with emblematic roundels in the borders at each corner after the miniatures of Jacques Bailly (1625-1679). These roundels are visible on each of the plates but are also enlarged and embellished and printed as half-page illustrations, each with letterpress explanatory text above and below. The text is by Félibien and under a thin veil of multiple explanations of the convoluted classical allusion and imagery amounts to a single hymn of praise to the greatness of the King. Three of the additional plates recall the martial achievements of King Louis in 1667 (two of the plates are dated 1680 and 1681), the fourth (dated 1682) depicts a diplomatic triumph of 1663. Brunet I, 1443; Praz, p.58; Landwehr Romantic Emblem Books 286. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Tapisseries du Roy, ou sont representez les ...
Publisher: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy
Publication Date: 1679
Binding: Folio

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LE BRUN, Charles (1619-1690), Jacques BAILLY (1629-1679), Sébastien LE CLERC (1637-1714) - André FÉLIBIEN, Sieur des Avaux et de Jevercy (1619-1695)
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Book Description Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, Paris, 1679. Folio. (19 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches). Title with engraved vignette. Additional engraved title, 2 engraved section titles, 8 double-page plates from the designs of le Brun, by Sebastien le Clerc and others, 32 emblematic half-page illustrations after Jacques Bailly, 3 engraved head- or tailpieces, 2 engraved initials, extra-illustrated with 4 additional plates by le Clerc after le Brun, lacking the single leaf `Avertissement' (Some light old dampstaining, leaf Pp with ink marking in outer blank margin). Contemporary French red morocco gilt, the covers paneled with triple fillets around large centrally-placed French royal arms of Louis XIV , crowned double-L cypher at inner corners of panel, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with repeat decoration of smaller crowned double-L cypher with small fleur-de-lys tool, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy of the second edition of this work, celebrating the virtues of King Louis XIV, in a royal presentation binding, featuring the work of one of the greatest engravers of the time: Sebastien le Clerc. The work, first published in Paris in 1670, describes in detail the two series of tapestries commissioned by the King on the twin themes of the four elements and the four seasons, the central panels were painted by Le Brun, with emblematic roundels in the borders at each corner after the miniatures of Jacques Bailly (1625-1679). These roundels are visible on each of the plates but are also enlarged and embellished and printed as half-page illustrations, each with letterpress explanatory text above and below. The text is by Félibien and under a thin veil of multiple explanations of the convoluted classical allusion and imagery amounts to a single hymn of praise to the greatness of the King. Three of the additional plates recall the martial achievements of King Louis in 1667 (two of the plates are dated 1680 and 1681), the fourth (dated 1682) depicts a diplomatic triumph of 1663. Brunet I, 1443; Praz, p.58; Landwehr Romantic Emblem Books 286. Seller Inventory # 2768

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