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Elémens de peinture pratique … nouvelle édition entièrement refondue, & augmentée considérablement. Par Charles-Antoine Jombert.

Elémens de peinture pratique … nouvelle édition entièrement refondue, & augmentée considérablement. Par Charles-Antoine Jombert.

Amsterdam & Leipzig, Arkstée & Merkus (”et ce vend à Paris, chez L.Cellot ... gendre & successeur de Ch.-Ant.Jombert père”) 1776.

Reference: 15318
Price: £95 [convert currency]

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8vo. xx + 484pp, 5 engraved plates (the plates are a little spotted and printed on rather a thin paper). Contemporary full panelled mottled calf, gilt spine. Old circular ownership stamps of Cercle de l’Union Syndicale Ouvrière (presumably a nineteenth-century French trade union organisation) on preliminary blank leaf and at foot of title leaf, and their catalogue number 262 given in an accompanying nineteenth century ink note, but no other library markings. Recent bookplate of Michael Jaffé (1923-1997), Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and authority on the painter Rubens.

A late eighteenth-century edition of De Piles’s Elémens de Peinture Pratique and of the same author’s L’Idée du Peintre Parfait, issued as the third in an intended series of five volumes republishing writings by De Piles. His Elémens de Peinture Pratique, the major item in the present volume, was intended to provide guidance on the practical aspects of painting, supplementing De Piles’s purely theoretical Cours de Peinture par Principes (see that item).