Traité de peinture, suivi d’un essai sur la sculpture. Pour servir d’introduction à une histoire universelle, relative à ces beaux-arts.
Paris, Desaint 1765.
8vo. 2 vols. lx + 325 + (1)pp; (2) + viii + 253 + (7)pp. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, rubbed and worn (the second volume also wormed at hinges, although binding still sound). Bookplates of Michael Jaffé (1923-1997), Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and authority on the painter Rubens.
Treatises on painting and sculpture by Michel-François Dandré Bardon (1700-1785), history painter and a long-term teacher at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris. They evidently reflect the content of his lecture courses to his students, but were also intended as an introduction to Dandré Bardon’s subsequent universal history of the fine arts, published in three volumes in 1769. The second volume includes separate biographical listings of French painters, sculptors and engravers, each arranged chronologically by the date of death of the individual concerned. Cicognara 77.