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LES GRAMONT: PORTRAITS DE FAMILLE, XVIe-XVIIIe SIECLES (The Gramonts: Portraits of the Family, 16th-18th Centuries). Olivier Ribeton. Musee national du chateau de Pau, 1991. Published 1992. Published by J & D Editions. 202 pp. with 137 ills. (35 col.). 21 x 21 cm. LC 93-151329 ISBN 2906483540 In French.
Documents some 50 portraits drawn from the ancestral collections of the Gramont family of Navarre, presenting a selection of works mirroring both the evolution of French portraiture from the 16th through the 18th century and the role of the Gramonts in the political history of France over the period. Illustrations and individual descriptions of the paintings (most of them by lesser-known or anonymous figures) accompany a substantial five-part text discussing the social function of portraiture in France under the ancien regime and the history of the Gramont family and its collections.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054802
Paperbound $52.50    

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