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LES ETAPES DE LA CREATION: ESQUISSES ET DESSINS DE BOUCHER A ISABEY (The Stages of Creation: Oil Sketches and Drawings from Boucher to Isabey). Galerie Cailleux, Paris, 1989. 140 pp. with 166 ills. (8 col.). 24 x 21 cm. In French.
Featuring many previously unpublished works, this catalogue presents scholarly commentaries on 73 oil sketches and preparatory drawings for paintings, prints, book illustrations and a variety of decorative projects by more than 50 chiefly French artists of the 18th and early 19th centuries, including Oudry, Fragonard, Robert and numerous lesser-known figures. An introductory essay discusses the techniques illuminated by the works, and comments on period perceptions of the sketch and its role in the creative process.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1600-1800 — Drawing and Watercolor, Painting
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053054
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